14th Amendment Essay

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One of the few things that needs recognition is the Declaration of Independence and our 14th Amendment. After earning our independence, slavery and segregation occurred. For almost a century, whites treated African Americans unfairly until the 13th Amendment passed, the amendment to abolish slavery. Our whole country was in chaos for many years due to unfairness and racism. We all wouldn’t be have our rights today if it wasn’t for the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment granted equal rights to everyone that was is standing in the property of the United States of America. This included, US citizens, previously freed slaves, immigrants and women. African American fought real hard to earn their equal rights, with the same case of the women. Having
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