On a Friday morning, students in Dr. Ruth Truss’s history class at the University of Montevallo class got into a heated debate.
The topic was secession and whether the Kentucky legislature should hold a convention to discuss seceding from the union.
The students were participating in a Reacting to the Past historical simulation. While they were dressed for the 21st century – skinny jeans, T-shirts and rumpled hair – they acted like members of the Kentucky Legislature in the 1800s just before the American Civil War.
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