Did the 14th Amendment fulfill the promise of the Declaration or was it a new founding?
Join our scholars on a Saturday morning for a moderated conversation about the 14th Amendment and the role it has played in American history.
Teaching American History’s Saturday webinar series provides educators with a chance to participate in a text-based roundtable discussion of American history and politics. For the 2022-2023 season we’ve chosen to highlight controversial topics from America’s past.
- 1865 – Black Codes of Mississippi
- 1866 – Civil Rights Act
- 1866 – Debates on the 14th Amendment
- 1873 – Slaughterhouse Cases – majority and Field’s dissent
- 1883 – “The United States cannot Remain Half-Slave and Half-Free”