This amendment freed all slaves without compensation to the slave owners. It legally forbade slavery in the United States.
This amendment declared that all persons born or naturalized in the United States were entitled equal rights regardless of their race, and that their rights were protected at both the state and national levels.
YAY! RIGHTS AT LAST!
YAY! VOTING AT LAST!
Men cannot be denied the right to vote because of race, color , or precious condition of servitude