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Unformatted text preview: What were the final outcomes of Reconstruction? There were a few momentous developments from the Reconstruction era. First and foremost, the 13th amendment abolished slavery throughout the United States. This was the biggest step forward in the fight for civil rights and equality for all that this country has ever seen. The ratification of the 13th amendment started the long road to racial and sexual impartiality in this country. This was followed by the 14th amendment which defined the rights of citizens. This amendment is essential to the practice of law today and is consistently referred to in the political battlefield on such issues as abortion, and perhaps even more relevant to those of us who share a border with Mexico, immigration. This amendment clearly describes the idea that if you are born within the borders of the United States, you are considered a natural born American and afforded all of the same rights as all residents of this country. The 15th amendment gave all African Americans the right to vote. same rights as all residents of this country....
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