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Reconstruction Assignments & Activities

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Although "forty acres and a mule" has become a catch-phrase for the entire radical approach to Reconstruction Era, this policy was in fact imposed only very briefly and in only one small area of the South. In this exercise, your students will deb...
In this exercise, your students will develop an understanding of the severity of the Black Codes by drafting a similarly restrictive set of "teen codes."1. Present this hypothetical to your students:Growing concerns about overly-...