In Class - Hang onto your homework (Article summary from Monday). I will collect this on Wednesday at the beginning of class. Begin Civil Rights study and the role government played in some of the most historical pieces of legislation passed. We will focus today and Wednesday about the role slavery played in this country and how it relates to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. You don't need to take notes, however, some of this information will be relevant to your first class project that will be assigned next Tuesday in class.
Homework - Handout article "How to Understand Slavery and the American Founding." This article is a great supplement to how slavery was interpreted by our founding fathers during the creation of our nation. Read this article for tomorrow.