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How Effective Were the Efforts of the Freedmen’s Bureau?
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Students will analyze documents from the War Department’s Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands — better known as the Freedmen’s Bureau — that Congress established on March 3, 1865, as the Civil War was coming to an end. Using the scale in Weighing the Evidence, students will evaluate the effectiveness of the Freedmen’s Bureau in assisting formerly enslaved persons. Learning Objectives: Students will be able to identify and draw conclusions about the roles of the Freedmen’s Bureau (Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands), critically analyze primary sources, formulate opinions about the effectiveness of the Bureau, and back up their opinions verbally or in writing.

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Arts and Humanities
Reading Informational Text
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Provider:
National Archives and Records Administration
Author:
National Archives Education Team
Date Added:
12/08/2012
Primary Sources from the National Archives: American Indians
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Aggregated collection of openly licensed resources related to American Indian and Alaska Native Communities at the National Archives. The resources include information relating to American Indians from the 18th through the 21st century. The National Archives preserves and makes available the documents created by Federal agencies in the course of their daily business. The documents we hold related to American Indians reflect their interaction with the U.S. Government.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Archives
Date Added:
04/10/2019