Fights, Freedom, and Fraud: Voting Rights in the Reconstruction Era

This Fights, Freedom, and Fraud: Voting Rights in the Reconstruction Era handout & reference also includes:

As part of a study of post Civil War era, young historians investigate the changes in voting rights during the Reconstruction Era (1863-1876), the fraud involved in the Hayes-Tilden presidential election of 1876, and efforts by Pap Singleton and the Exodusters to establish their own free communities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups investigate the voting requirements in their area
Classroom Considerations

  • Establish a protocol for the safe and respectful discussion of controversial issues
Pros

  • The 10-page packet includes plans, primary sources, images, worksheets, graphic organizers, and an activity to investigate current examples of voting fraud
Cons

  • None