Emancipation Proclamtion

On January 1, 1863, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamtion to a nation divided by war. The proclamation stated that all enslaved people in the states controlled by the Confederacy were free.

13th Amendment

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1865 - Abolishes Slavery

14th Amendment

1868 - Guarantees citizens equal protection

15th Amendment

1870 - Strenghtens voting rights

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