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14 08, 2017

African-Americans after slavery – Reconstruction

By |2019-09-13T06:59:23-07:00August 14th, 2017|History|11 Comments

Reconstruction: A 13-year-old boy sharecropping (1937) The end of slavery: Reconstruction During the Civil War, in 1863 AD, President Lincoln announced the end of slavery. When the North won the war, in 1865, Congress and the states voted to change the Constitution to make slavery illegal. So all the people who were enslaved in the South became free. More about [...]

11 08, 2017

Constitutional amendments – United States

By |2019-01-24T05:08:22-07:00August 11th, 2017|Government, North America|0 Comments

The United States Bill of Rights How do you change the Constitution? Over the years since the Bill of Rights in 1791, Americans have not changed their Constitution very much. It's pretty hard to do: you have to get two-thirds of the House and the Senate to agree, and then you have to get 3/4 of the [...]

11 08, 2017

US Bill of Rights explained

By |2019-09-14T06:44:05-07:00August 11th, 2017|North America|7 Comments

The United States Bill of Rights: the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America What is the Bill of Rights? After the leaders of the new United States wrote the Constitution, they had to get the thirteen states to agree to it. Some of the states didn't want to agree unless they could [...]