Transcript of 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Civil Rights (1868)

Transcript of 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Civil Rights (1868)

The Fourteenth Amendment (Amendment XIV) to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments. The amendment addresses citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws, and was proposed in response to issues related to former slaves following the American Civil War.

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