Check Point: The Fourteenth AmendmentWritea 250- to 300-word response answering the following questions: oWhat was the written purpose of the Fourteenth Amendment? oHow did the Fourteenth Amendment affect African Americans at that time? oWhat was the purpose of the Freedmen’s Bureau? oHow did the Freedmen’s Bureau positively and negatively affect African Americans?Answer:The Fourteenth AmendmentThe written purpose of the Fourteenth Amendment was to ensure that the Confederate States did not take all rights away from the African Americans; to include basic freedoms. Fourteenth Amendment also stopped the Confederates from taking over the reconstructed state governments.The Fourteenth Amendment was a good thing for the African Americans; it disqualified prominent Confederates from holding office and providing that only Congress could reverse this penalty with a two-thirds vote. That meant the Blacks would get a chance to vote. In section 1 of
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American Civil War, Southern United States, Confederate States of America, Freedmen’s Bureau