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may 31, 1870 - Civil Rights Act of 1870

Description:

This act was also known as the Enforcement Act. It was written to give the president more legal authority in order to put more emphasis on the 15th Amendment due to the KKK. The Act of 1870 was the first of THREE enforcement acts to be passed during the Reconstruction Era.

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By Alexia Joseph-Williams

Date:

may 31, 1870
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~ 148 years ago
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