Presentation on theme: "NC’s Expansion of Civil Rights & its Constitution"— Presentation transcript:
1 NC’s Expansion of Civil Rights & its Constitution Chapter 12 Assignments for pages 24-25
2 Read 12.3 & 12.4. Complete Organizer for p. 24. Define Government Action Impact in NCAmendment 15Amendment 19Plessy v. FergusonBrown v. Topeka BOEThe Pearsall PlanGreensboro Sit-ins
3 Photo Analysis: Study the photo to answer the questions.
4 Speech Analysis: Use the excerpt below to answer the questions. Excerpt from Martin Luther King's “I Have a Dream” Speech.. Delivered on August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Washington, D.C., Lincoln Memorial during The March on Washington. Over 250,000 people attended.“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.”
5 Greensboro Sit-InsDiscuss what you learned about the Civil Rights Movement in NC.
6 NC’s Flag Using the 2 dates on our flag, explain why NC is often referred to as “1st in Freedom.”
7 NC’s Constitution Contains Declaration of RightsStructure, power & duties of the three branchesDuties & powers of state agencies, boards & institutionsStructure, power & duties of local governments
8 Principles of NC’s Constitution Popular SovereigntyDefineProof in Our Constitution?Separation of PowersExamples in Our Constitution?Checks and Balances
9 NC’s Three Constitutions The Constitution of 1776Why written?Where written?The Constitution of 1868Why significant?The Constitution of 1971Major changes?
10 Amending NC’s Constitution By Legislative Initiative to add amendments:3/5 of both houses of the General Assembly approves the amendmentVoters must approve the amendment by a pluralityBy Convention to change the body:2/3 of both houses of General Assembly proposeVoters decide on convention & delegatesConvention adopts new constitutionVoters approve the new constitution by pluralityLast done in 1970, approved. Took effect in 1971.In your notebooks, explain how both methods are good examples of popular sovereignty.
11 Examples of Amendments Power comes from Article XIII of the NC Constitution. (Text is incorrect!)NC has fewer amendments than most because it provides a basic framework and is interpreted by the NC Court system.Amendment to lower voting age in 1972.Amendment to allow Governor to serve up to two consecutive terms in (No maximum limit!)Amendment gave Governor veto power in 1996.In May, NC banned gay marriage with an amendment
12 Exit Ticket 12List 3 facts you learned today about the civil rights movement in NC.List 1 way the NC Constitution is similar to the US Constitution.Explain 1 way the NC Constitution differs from the US Constitution.