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3’5th Clause of Article one, section 2 of the U.S. Constitution The 5th Amendment The 10th Amendment The 13th Amendment The 14th Amendment

750 words per question and there are two questions
Question 1: Use your online text, Zinn, lectures, and the suggested journal articles to analyze the following primary documents:
3’5th Clause of Article one, section 2 of the U.S. Constitution
The 5th Amendment
The 10th Amendment
The 13th Amendment
The 14th Amendment
In making your analysis, identify the people most directly affected by these laws and describe their condition or circumstance; explain how the law (Constitution) changed to create new rights and new conditions, what the real impact of these changes were in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War and beyond. Most importantly – explain how all of these documents are connected.
The following are available under file in Canvas.
“The Ironic History of Substantive Due Process”
“The 13th Amendment”
“Understanding the 14th Amendment”th
Question 2: In what legal and extralegal (writings, violence, organizations) ways did people fight against slavery?
Each essay should be at least 750 words. It must be double spaced and typed in 12 point Times New Roman font. (These are short essays, so you don’t have time to puff them up. Get right to the point and support each claim with evidence. Do not use overly long quotes. If a quote is more than a sentence or two, briefly summarize it, but still cite it.
Begin with a strong thesis statement followed by relevant evidence from the readings and lectures. Cite your OpenStax online text as (Corbett section.#) for example (Corbett 2.2); cite the Zinn documents by the author of the document of title if the author is anonymous, for example (Ginsburg 454); and cite the presentations/lectures as Colling + lecture/slide #, e.g. (Colling 5/42).
In addition to the Foner or Corbett texts and lectures, you must use at least three primary documents for evidence. These can be found in Zinn. They are your choice, but you must use the primary documents as significant sources to make your case.
The essays must include references to all of the assigned readings and only assigned readings. Again, use Foner, Zinn, and lectures only. (I will not read the essay if it employs outside sources. The purpose of the essays is to determine whether you’ve read the assigned readings, viewed lectures, and understood the material as presented.)
Do not plagiarize. If you use any sources other than Corbett/Foner, Zinn, or the presentations, you will fail the exam (0 points).