The 14th Amendment

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The Fourteenth Amendment-1 The Fourteenth Amendment Susan Sparks Axia College of University of Phoenix
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What was the written purpose of the Fourteenth Amendment? The purpose of the Fourteenth Amendment was to repay the national debt while prohibiting the repayment of the Confederate debt. This amendment’s most important provision is in Section 1 which states that anyone who is born or naturalized in the United States is an American, which makes African Americans citizens. (Davidson−Gienapp−Heyrman−Lytle−Stof, 2005). How did the Fourteenth Amendment affect African Americans at that time? It affected them, because with them already being naturalized they were considered American citizens, and would have the same rights as everyone else. What was the purpose of the Freedman’s Bureau?? The purpose was to provide African American’s help from slavery into freedom. It also helped the white farmers who needed it because of the abolishment of slavery. It helped build
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Unformatted text preview: hospitals and schools for those in need. How did the Freedmen’s Bureau positively and negatively affect African Americans? It helped positively by aiding freed slaves with education, health care and employment where necessary. It helped establish homes and distribute food to those that needed it. Negatively it was attacked by certain leaders for organizing former black slaves against their former masters. The agents of this Bureau controlled written contracts between the former black slaves and the white land owners which controlled their labor and employment. Reference: Davidson−Gienapp−Heyrman−Lytle−Stof (Ed.). (2005). The fourteenth Amendment . [University of Phoenix Custom Edition e-Text]. : The McGraw−Hill Companies. Retrieved January 13, 2011, from His/1 Willis, J. C. (2003). America's Civil War . Retrieved from http://www.sewanee.edu/faculty/Willis/Civil_War/documents/Freedmen%27sBureau.html...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2011 for the course HIS 429A taught by Professor Nigeg during the Spring '10 term at Arizona.

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