Amendment was to give the Civil Rights Bill of 1866 a legal effect. In addition, the 14th Amendment said that all citizens would have “equal protection under the law.” Therefore, citizens could not be treated differently because of prejudice like race, gender, or other things. The 14th Amendment states, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”The 14th Amendment was made to make the citizenship of black individuals secure and permanent. While this Amendment was a major step for universal citizenship, it left out the right to vote.
15th Amendment The 15th Amendment states that the, “right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” This Amendment was made to guarantee former slaves the right to vote. This Amendment also said that no one could be denied the right to vote based on race. This Amendment came hand in hand with the 14th Amendment and they tried to secure the rights of African Americans. Regardless, especially in the South, Black citizens were faced with discriminatory practices that stopped them from voting.