This is a bundle of 4 highly animated, power point presentations on The American Civil War – United States Equal Rights Documents – The Declaration of Independence, The Gettysburg Address, The Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 & 1965. All four presentations together number 104 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Power point #1 is entitled, Establishing the US Government - The Declaration of Independence and contains 37 slides and covers the following:
The presentation includes steps to create the Declaration, its authors, its contents, the principles, all 27 complaints against the king, the list of the signers by state, the fate of the signers, notable signers, and the printing and distribution of the Declaration.
Events Prior to the Declaration of Independence
Author & Date
Signers by State (4)
Who Were the Signers?
Who Were the Signers? (2)
Printing the Copies
King George’s Copy
End of Presentation
Power point #2 is entitled, American Civil War - The Gettysburg Address and contains 20 slides and covers the following:
The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, and is one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the midpoint of the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863.The occasion for the speech was to address the audience who had come to attend the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.
President Abraham Lincoln’s remarks later became known as the Gettysburg Address, were delivered at the official dedication ceremony on the site of one of the bloodiest and most decisive battles of the Civil War. Though he was not the featured orator that day, Lincoln’s 273-word address would be remembered as one of the most important speeches in American history.
In it, he invoked the principles of human equality contained in the Declaration of Independence and connected the sacrifices of the Civil War with the desire for “a new birth of freedom,” as well as the all-important preservation of the Union created in 1776 and its ideal of self-government.
Overview of the Address
The Battle of Gettysburg
Aftermath of the Battle
Creation of the National Cemetery
Lincoln is Invited to Speak
November 19, 1863
The Gettysburg Address (2)
The Speech (2)
Power point #3 is entitled, American Civil War - The Emancipation Proclamation and contains 23 slides and covers the following:
The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, as a war measure during the American Civil War, directed to all of the areas in rebellion and all segments of the executive branch (including the Army and Navy) of the United States. It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states that were still in rebellion, excluding areas controlled by the Union and thus applying to 3 million of the 4 million slaves in the U.S. at the time.
The Proclamation was based on the president's constitutional authority as commander in chief of the armed forces; it was not a law passed by Congress. The Proclamation also ordered that suitable persons among those freed could be enrolled into the paid service of United States' forces, and ordered the Union Army (and all segments of the Executive branch) to “recognize and maintain the freedom of" the ex-slaves.
The Proclamation did not compensate the owners, did not outlaw slavery, and did not grant citizenship to the ex-slaves (called freedmen). It made the eradication of slavery an explicit war goal, in addition to the goal of reuniting the Union.
What Is the Emancipation Proclamation?
What Did It Provide?
Issued in Two Parts
How Was It to Be Enforced?
Effect of The Proclamation (2)
Some States Excluded
States Included/Excluded Map
Impact on the Civil War
Abolitionist Demand More
Booker T. Washington
Union Military Reaction
Confederate Military Reaction
End of Presentation
Power point #4 is entitled, The Civil Rights Movement - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 & the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and contains 24 slides and covers the following:
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, is considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement. First proposed by President John F. Kennedy, it survived strong opposition from southern members of Congress and was then signed into law by Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon B. Johnson. In subsequent years, Congress expanded the act and passed additional legislation aimed at bringing equality to African Americans, such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
State and local enforcement of the Voting Rights Act was weak and it often was ignored outright, mainly in the South and in areas where the proportion of blacks in the population was high and their vote threatened the political status quo. The Voting Rights Act gave African-American voters the legal means to challenge voting restrictions and vastly improved voter turnout. In MS alone, voter turnout among blacks increased from 6% in 1964 to 59% in 1969. Since its passage, the Voting Rights Act has been amended to include such features as the protection of voting rights for non-English speaking American citizens.
Section 1: The Civil Rights Act of 1964
Kennedy Decides to Act
Johnson Takes Up the Cause
Strong House Resistance
Strong Senate Resistance
Adopted: July 2, 1964!
Provisions of the Act
The “Second Emancipation”
More Civil Rights Gains
Section 2: The Voting Rights Act of 1965
Johnson Elected President
Johnson Takes Action
Adopted: August 6, 1965!
Provisions of the Act
Legacy of the Act
End of Presentation
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