Changing the Constitution: The Reconstruction Laws

by  Preservation Virginia

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How are amendments added to the U.S. Constitution and why are they important? How does the passage of new amendments demonstrate the relationship between the three branches of government? Let's examine some of the most important amendments: 13th, 14th, and 15th passed following the Civil War. 

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40 minutes

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Culture, Leadership, Social Studies/History

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Preservation Virginia

Richmond, VA
United States

Founded in 1889, Preservation Virginia is the country's oldest statewide historic preservation group. In addition to engaging in extensive advocacy work and helping preserve historic structures and places across the Commonwealth, Preservation Virginia also owns, operates, and interprets six historic sites across the state. These historic sites include Historic Jamestowne (1609, Jamestown), Bacon's Castle (1665, Surry), Patrick Henry's Scotchtown (1719, Hanover), Smith's Fort Plantation (1763, Surry), John Marshall House (1790, Richmond), and Cape Henry Lighthouse (1791, Virginia Beach). Visit our website to learn more about our preservation efforts, visiting our historic sites, and more! 

Meika Downey

Program Details


Using Preservation Virginia's John Marshall House--the 1790 home of the Father of the Supreme Court--as a lens, this program will use visual aids, primary sources, and Q&A to stimulate active and critical thinking, source analysis, examining past to present, and more.

35-40 minute presentation.


- Understand how amendments are added to the U.S. Constitution and their importance
- Explain the causes, events, and legacies of the Reconstruction Amendments passed in the United States between 1865 and 1869.