GOV310L_MakeupEssay3_2012

The 15th amendment was one of the reconstruction

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Unformatted text preview: otivated Congress to propose and the states to adopt these three Amendments [15 Points]? The 15th Amendment was one of the Reconstruction Amendments enacted after the defeat of the Confederacy in the Civil War. It was ratified in 1870. The 19th Amendment was the result of decades of activism on the part of women to gain suffrage. Many state (especially out West) already had laws on the book allowing women to vote. But it took a national suffrage movement to finally get the Amendment enacted. The Amendment was first introduce...
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2012 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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