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Was the Constitution Pro-Slavery? The Changing View of Frederick Douglass

By Robert Cohen
Many have questioned whether the document on which our nation is based sanctioned slavery. But renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who originally condemned the Constitution, came to view it in a much different light.

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Was the Constitution Pro-Slavery? The Changing View of Frederick Douglass

By Robert Cohen
Many have questioned whether the document on which our nation is based sanctioned slavery. But renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who originally condemned the Constitution, came to view it in a much different light.

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Inviting Students to Consider Possible Research Paths Suggested by an Article, a Photograph, and a Sound Recording from the Nineteenth Century (Sources and Strategies)

--Lee Ann Potter
The featured article, photographs, and related sound recordings can serve as a jumping off point into the study of a range of topics including westward expansion, the age of invention, and Native American culture.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7902/79021558.pdf

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A New View of Civil War Photography

--James A. Percoco
Cutting edge digital techniques that add richer perspective to nineteenth-century Civil War photographs will challenge students´ preconceived ideas about the war and enrich classroom instruction.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7806/7806280.pdf

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Challenging Students to Differentiate between Election Returns and Results with a Memo and a Telegram from 1864 (Sources and Strategies)

--Lee Ann Potter
The featured documents related to Abraham Lincoln’s reelection provide an excellent entry point into a lesson on the historical impact of elections and resulting political action.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7805/780514208...

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Teaching Students Sourcing and Contextualizing Strategies Using Newspapers and Lithographs (Sources and Strategies)

--Rebecca Newland
The featured primary sources related to the impact of Uncle Tom’s Cabin at the time of its publication provoke important questions that will deepen students’ analytical skills and historical understanding.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7803/7803104.pdf

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Spielberg’s Lincoln Defines the President’s Emancipation Legacy

--David Wolfford
The film Lincoln spotlights Abraham Lincoln’s character and leadership and raises questions about the legislative process that enabled politicians to pass the Thirteenth Amendment that abolished slavery.
* http://publications.socialstudies.org/se/7701/77011344.pdf

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Spielberg’s Lincoln Defines the President’s Emancipation Legacy

--David Wolfford
The film Lincoln spotlights Abraham Lincoln’s character and leadership and raises questions about the legislative process that enabled politicians to pass the Thirteenth Amendment that abolished slavery.
* http://publications.socialstudies.org/se/7701/77011344.pdf

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