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Response To The 13th Amendment

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The Fourteenth Amendment addressed the issue of slaves being legally considered to be “property” because this amendment reaffirmed everyone born in the United States are citizens and therefore should be treated in the same regard in the eyes of the law. This amendment punished the former Confederate states since they were not allowed to return to the Union unless they had ratified this law which was passed to secure freedmen’s rights, something Southern whites hugely opposed.
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