Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments

13th, 14th and 15th Amendments

Professor Allen Guelzo and Jeffrey Rosen talk about the 13th,14th and 15th Amendments.


Gettysburg College Director Allen Guelzo talks about the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What does the 13th amendment establish? What problem did this present?
  • Explain the rule that was established in the 14th amendment.
  • What did the 15th amendment establish?
  • Explain the relationship among these three amendments.

Additional Resource

  • Lesson Plan: The Expansion of Voting in the United States

    This lesson explores the expansion of voting rights in the United States through different Constitutional amendments and laws. It also applies these lessons to current issues relating to voting such as voter ID laws, felons and voting rights for the District of Columbia.



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