English Language Arts, Social Studies
Intermediate, Commencement, 7th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
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This document is the original resolution legally approving the thirteenth amendment to the US Constitution outlawing slavery. Visible are the signatures of Schuyler Colfax (Speaker of the House of Representatives), John W. Forney (Secretary of the Senate), Hannibal Hamlin (Vice President), and Abraham Lincoln (President of the United States).
Schuyler Colfax - Bio. InformationJohn W. Forney - Bio. InformationHannibal Hamlin - Bio. InformationAbraham Lincoln - Bio. Information
Courtesy of the Karpeles Manuscript Library
The Karpeles Manuscript Library, the world’s largest private collection of important original documents and manuscripts, provided this document.
In collaboration with the Center for Applied Technologies in Education, this manuscript is equipped with an interactive tool enabling the user to view the document’s transcription, providing a 21st Century glimpse of ways students can interact with old documents and manuscripts.
SS1.I.1B Students interpret the ideas, values and beliefs contained in the Declaration of Independence and the New York State Constitution and United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other important historical documents.
SS1.C.1B Students describe the evolution of American democratic values and beliefs as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the New York State Constitution, the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and other important historical documents.
SS1.I.2B Students investigate key turning points in New York State and United States history and explain why these events or developments are significant.
SS1.C.2C Students compare and contrast the experiences of different groups in the United States.
SS1.C.3A Students compare and contrast the experience of different ethnic, national, and religious groups, including Native American Indians, in the United States, explaining their contributions to American society and culture.