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The Fourteenth Amendment Rebecca McDaniel HIS 125 7-15-2010
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According to Davidson, J., Gineapp, W., Heyman, C., Lytle, M., & Stoff, M. (2006) the fourteenth amendment was writtten to basically prohibit the confederates from trying to take over after the states had been reconstructed and the slaves freed. This amendment was also responsible for repayment of the national war debt. The amendment also made a definition for United States citizens, esentially makiong the freed slaves just as American as everyone else. This definition of Americans goes on to detail the section 1 as not being able to “deprive any person of life, liberty, or happiness, without due process of law” and that every person had the same rights to be protected by the laws. The fourteenth amendment made the slaves truly free, and gave them many of the same rights as white Americans. The Freedman’s Burea was responsible for providing emergency services to the freed slaves.
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Unformatted text preview: They would be provided with food, clothes, and medical care. They would also place freed slaved on abondened land to give them shelter. There were both good and bad aspects to the Freedman’s Bureas actions. Many times the freed black Americans did not know how to read, and they were now given the opportunity to learn. They could now own land, and work it for themselves, making their own living. They were now more and more seeing the segregation, and things a freed black American were not allowed to do, or places ther could not go. While they were still Americal ws at the time made them an inferior race to the white men who had once owned them. REFERENCE: Davidson, J., Gineapp, W., Heyman, C., Lytle, M., & Stoff, M. (2006). Nation of nations: A Concisenarrative of the American Republic (4 th ed. Vols. 1, 2 and Combined). Boston: McGraw Hill. ISBN 0-07-297087-1....
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