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jan 8, 1870 - the second major effort to broaden the electorate followed the civil war. The 15th amendment ratified in 1870, was intended to protect any citizen from being denied the right to vote because of race or color. For another century african americans were systemically barred from voting and they remained the largest groups of disenfranchised citizens or citizens denied the right to vote, in the nations population.

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