The Emancipation Proclamation
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1863

Emancipation Proclamation Issued 

On January 1st,1863 president Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation to a nation divided by war. The Proclamation stated that all people in the state controlled by the confederacy were free.

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1865

Thirteenth Amendment abolishes slavery - by states loyal to union. It was the amendment that truely freed slavery 

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1868

Fourteenth amendment guarantees citizens equal protection

Representatives shall be appointed among the several states 


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1870

Fifteenth amendment strengthens voting rights - The right of citizens of United States to vote shall not be denied.




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