The Emancipation Proclamation
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1863

Emancipation proclamation issued:to a stated divided by war.

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1865

Thirteenth amendment abolishes slavery:the confederate congress passed a law in 1865 to enlist enslaved people, although the law did not include automatic freedom.

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1868

fourteenth amendment guarantees citizens equal protection:often are called the civil war amendment because they grew out of that great conflict.



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