Students will write a brief synopsis of one of the Radical Republicans listed below detailing their contribution to the emancipation of the slave.
List of prominent Radical Republicans—
Charles Sumner, John P. Hale, William H. Sewar, Salmon P. Chase, Benjamin F. Wade, Henry Wilson, Lyman Trumbull, Zachariah Chandler, Jacob M. Howard, Joshua R. Giddings, George W. Julian, Schuyler Colfax, Henry Winter Davis, Owen Lovejoy, James M. Ashley, John Covode, William D. Kelley, Thaddeus Stevens.
1. Arrangements should be made with the school librarian so that the students can visit the library to obtain research material on one of the Radical Republicans.
2. Before students are taken to the library, inform students of basic information that should be included in their brief synopsis. (Date of birth, position held in Congress, major contribution to emancipation)