West Virginia Standards
SS.5.C.7. Students will summarize the provisions of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution, including how the amendments protected the rights of African Americans and sought to enhance their political, social and economic opportunities.
SS.5.E.7. Students will explain the economic problems that forced former slaves to continue to live in servitude even after slavery was officially abolished by the Thirteenth Amendment.
SS.5.H.CL2. Examine the economic, political and social developments during Reconstruction.
SS.5.H.CL2.2. Students will characterize the effects of Reconstruction on African Americans (e.g., rights and restrictions, Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth Amendments, rise of discriminatory laws and groups (Klu Klux Klan), motivations to relocate, and the actions of the Freedmen’s Bureau, etc.).