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The Civil War
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During both and civil war reconstruction time periods,
there were many changes going on in the Union. The Emancipation Proclamation,
as well as legislation such as the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth
amendments, was causing a new awakening of democracy; while the renouncing of
secession by t ....
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States." It also provided that, "No State shall abridge the privileges or
immunities of citizens of the United States." This not only gave new meaning to
black men's freedom, but it also gave a new and broader meaning to citizenship.
Those drafting the amendment hoped that the broadness of would cover
"unanticipated abuses", yet, the general phrasing was only an advantage to
abusers. There is no listing of the "privileges or immunities" offered to U.S.
citizens. In fact, there is not ev....
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