Primary Source: Journal of the US Senate on June 22, 1866


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According to the Journal of the U.S. Senate of June 22, 1866, why would the Secretary of State dislike Congress' failure to pass along the amendment resolution to the executive branch for approval?

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1. When Johnson refers to the ''sovereign people'' lacking an opportunity to express their views on the Fourteenth Amendment in the Journal of the U.S. Senate on June 22, 1866, he is most likely referring to what?

2. All former Confederate states with the exception of Texas were restored to their ''functions as States,'' except that they lacked what, according to the Journal of the U.S. Senate on June 22, 1866?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Try this multiple-choice online quiz about the Journal of the US Senate from June 22, 1866. The quiz, which also doubles as a worksheet, contains a handful of questions about the Fourteenth Amendment, President Andrew Johnson and related historical aspects of this time period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can expect to answer questions about:

  • The reason why the Secretary of State disliked Congress' failure to submit the amendment resolution to the executive branch
  • Johnson's reference to the 'sovereign people'
  • What former Confederate states lacked according to the Journal of the U.S. Senate from June 1866
  • What Johnson meant by his referral of the 'purely ministerial' next steps of the Secretary of State
  • The thing that Johnson recommended waiting for before preposing the Fourteenth Amendment

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding President Johnson and the Fourteenth Amendment
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of former Confederate states to determine what they lacked following the passing of the Fourteenth Amendment
  • Reading comprehension - take away the most important historical information from the related lesson on the journal of the U.S. Senate from June 22, 1866

Additional Learning

For a detailed view of of this historical document, read through our lesson called Primary Source: Journal of the US Senate on June 22, 1866. Completing this lesson will help you:

  • Describe the purpose of the Thirteenth Amendment
  • Explain what the Fourteenth Amendment did for former slaves
  • Determine why the Fourteenth Amendment was controversial for both Northern and Southern states