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Essay heading: The Fourteenth Amendment
 
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Date added: June 30, 2009
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The Americans eventually won and pushed the Indians onto convenient reservations, depriving them of their rights, and discarding the idea of equal protection under the law. For the greater part of the nineteenth century, black people were slaves for white men. The Fourteenth Amendment was placed into effect to protect the rights of the black community after emancipation...
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The Fourteenth Amendment was placed into effect to protect the rights of the black community after emancipation. It stated that, “all persons born or naturalized in the United States” would be supported under the doctrine. However, this article failed to uphold the rights of the newly freed slaves. The blacks, ridiculed and scorned by the public, were greatly suppressed by the white backlash...
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