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14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Civil Rights (1868)

Passed by Congress in 1866 and ratified in 1868, the 14th Amendment extended liberties and rights by the Bill of Rights to former slaves.

Source: OurDocuments.gov, a cooperative effort of National History Day, The National Archives and Records Administration, and USA Freedom Corps

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=43



 


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