below is an excerpt from the Fourteenth Amendment.
No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Which statement explains why this amendment was adopted?
to extend voting rights to emancipated slaves
to protect the civil rights of African Americans
to prevent states from seceding from the Union
to guarantee states' rights to
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I thought it was B, to protect the civil rights of African Americans.
Oh, D got cut off it's this; to guarantee states' rights to make their own laws
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Thanks for taking the time and looking it over anyways, I'll stick with B.
On July 28, 1868, the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The amendment grants citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States" which included former slaves who had just been freed after the Civil War.
Yes, correct. B.