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jan 1, 1865 - The 13th Amendment

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The 13th Amendment abolished slavery. To protect the rights of newly freed slaves, Congress enacted two more amendments. The 14th Amendment (1868) guaranteed African Americans citizenship rights and promised that the federal government would enforce “equal protection of the laws.”

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Date:

jan 1, 1865
Now
~ 153 years ago
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