US Reconstruction

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  • The 14th Amendment: allowed everyone born in the U.S. to have citizenship
  • Main Idea
  • Setting
  • After the Civil Rights Act has been passed along with the 13th Amendment, 1868
  • Evidence
  • “All persons born or naturalized in the United States,” which included freed and formal slaves, in addition, it forbid states to deprive and other person of "life, liberty or property, without due process of law" or to "deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
  • Perspective
  • The Republicans passed the 14th Amendment in response to the black codes therefor making them unconstitutional
  • Audience
  • The Southern legislation had mostly negative responses to the 14th amendment and urged Congress not to pass the bill
  • Significance
  • The 14th Amendment granted citezenship to all born and naturalized in the US and got rid of the black codes restricting fomer and freed slaves
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