Warm-Up for 10/24/14

President Johnson and the 14th Amendment
Professor Michael Ross explains the 14th Amendment’s and its role during Reconstruction, including President Johnson’s reaction to its proposal. (9 mins)

Use the video at www.c-span.org/video/?c4494842/andrew-johnson-14th-amendment and choose any two of the following questions to respond to:
  1. Why did Congress decide that passing the 14th amendment would be most effective for Reconstruction policy?
  2. Describe the key aspects of Section 1 of the 14th Amendment. Why has this been a controversial clause?
  3. Describe Section 2 of the 14th amendment and explain its effect on southern states during Reconstruction.
  4. Explain Susan B. Anthony’s reaction to Section 2 of the 14th amendment. What did she do in response to this section?
  5. Briefly explain the remaining sections of the 14th Amendment and their effects on Reconstruction.
  6. What was President Johnson’s reaction to the proposal of the 14th Amendment? Explain the multiple results of President Johnson’s actions.