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The 13th Amendment


- We are going to be writing letters to Congress- We will be reviewing what makes a formal letter vs a text or conversational tone- We want to look at the difference letters and arguments have made- Arguments and Proof

What We Are BUilding towards

13th Amendment

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Khan Academy - Indepth Breakdown

Dude was kind of heat - The Caning Of Charles Sumner for hating on KS by Senator Brooks

Assemble the team

Harriet Tubman

THE LEGEND - Helped slaves escape through the Underground Railroad (300 People, 19 trips)

Frederick Douglas

Abolitionist, Orator, Escaped Slave

Charles Sumner

Ohio Senator


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People that Can't do Tiktok Dances


White People



Democrats - Opposite though

Mr. Hodges

BUt Who Cares?

Why it matters

Friday June 26th, 2023

The 13th Amendment was cited in Congress over Juneteenth

The Military Draft

Involuntary Servitude is a NO NO - so why was the draft allowed


13% of Population37% of Prisoners

Take some time to think for a second about an issue you care about and want to change in society - This will be the subject of your letter to a Congressional Representative. We are going to try to change things in the US like Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, and Sumner

So what's an issue you care about?