Civics 101 – Episode 103: The Fifteenth Amendment

Lesson Duration

Each podcast episode of Civics 101 gives listeners a basic, non-partisan, topical reintroduction to how the U.S. government works. The history of the topic, as well as connections to current news events, is explored.

Episode 103: “After the Civil War, Congress passed a bundle of Amendments which came to be known as the Reconstruction Amendments. Their purpose was to address the mass racial inequality that plagued the still forming nation. But did they work? And are they still relevant today?” In this episode, unpack The Fifteenth¬†Amendment.

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Tags: voting rights, 1965 Voting Rights Act


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