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Topic 3 DQ 2 : How were civil rights of all Americans initially impacted by the implementation of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments? How were they circumvented and by whom? Finally, how did the civil rights guaranteed by the aforementioned laws become a reality to all of America? The 13 th , 14 th , and 15 th Amendments also known as the Civil Rights Amendment changed the lives of all Americans especially newly freed slaves (Schultz, 2018). The 13 th amendment “ended slavery” but when the war was over, southerners passed laws known as Black Codes to keep freedmen from exercising their rights. Congress then ratified the 14 th amendments that guaranteed African Americans citizenship (President Andrew Johnson’s veto was overridden)

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