Teaching With Documents, Volume 1

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Document 3: Hale County, Alabama, Resolution


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Citation: From file 54A-H 16.8, Judiciary Committee, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, RG 233.

Note: Truman H. Aldrich was the Congressman from the 9th District of Alabama. This resolution was received by the Committee on the Judiciary on March 1, 1897. "Beat No. 12" refers to the election precinct or supervisory district of the writers of the resolution.

Vocabulary: incumbent, resolution, petitioners.

Questions for Students

1. To whom are the black citizens addressing their petition?

2. What are they requesting?

Discussion Questions

1. What are the duties and privileges of citizenship?

2. Why do you think the petitioners are concerned with military duty? What do you think they are trying to accomplish by their petition? Are their requests realistic or rhetorical? Consider in your discussion the role of blacks in the military.

3. Compare and contrast the sentiments expressed in this resolution with those of the Baptist Ministers’ Union Resolution (page 576). How might you explain their differences or similarities?

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Chicago: "Document 3: Hale County, Alabama, Resolution," Teaching With Documents, Volume 1 in Teaching With Documents: Using Primary Sources from the National Archives, ed. United States. National Archives and Records Administration and National Council for the Social Studies (Washington, D.C.: National Archives Trust Fund Board, 1989), Original Sources, accessed February 28, 2020, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5J2HYCLJXPL1U8L.

MLA: . "Document 3: Hale County, Alabama, Resolution." Teaching With Documents, Volume 1, in Teaching With Documents: Using Primary Sources from the National Archives, edited by United States. National Archives and Records Administration and National Council for the Social Studies, Vol. 1, Washington, D.C., National Archives Trust Fund Board, 1989, Original Sources. 28 Feb. 2020. originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5J2HYCLJXPL1U8L.

Harvard: , 'Document 3: Hale County, Alabama, Resolution' in Teaching With Documents, Volume 1. cited in 1989, Teaching With Documents: Using Primary Sources from the National Archives, ed. , National Archives Trust Fund Board, Washington, D.C.. Original Sources, retrieved 28 February 2020, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5J2HYCLJXPL1U8L.