Use primary documents and images to discover the ways state and local governments restricted the newly gained freedoms of African Americans after the Civil War. Compare, contrast, and analyze post-war legislation, court decisions (including Plessy v. Ferguson), and a political cartoon by Thomas Nast to understand life in Jim Crow states.
Got a 1:1 classroom? Download fillable PDF versions of this lesson's materials below!
Students will be able to...
- Identify the ways state and local governments restricted the freedoms and rights of African Americans.
- Differentiate between legislation that helped and hurt African Americans between 1860 and the 1960’s.
- Categorize Jim Crow laws based on primary documents.
- Explain the effect of Jim Crow laws on the post-Civil War African American population.
- Describe how the Plessy v. Ferguson case established the idea of “separate but equal.”
- Distinguish between the resistance movements of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois.
Resources for this lesson are available in print and digital form. A free teacher account is required to access them. Log in or register below.