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Reasons For The Slavery Of The United States

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Abolitionists

Abolitionism. Digital image. Encyclopaedia Brittanica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Official Site, 29 Apr. 2015. Web. 28 Sept. 2015. Abolitionists believed that slavery was wrong and all slaves should be freed. Abolitionists were not just in the United States. There were people in other countries who believed that the Indian and Africans taken as slaves should be freed and all slavery should be stopped.

“Age of the Common Man”

The Age of Jackson. Digital image. Ushistory.org. Independence Hall Association, n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2015. Andrew Jackson won the presidency in 1829 and while he was the seventh president. Many could relate to him as he was a common man himself who
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Gordon Leidner, 3 Sept. 2015. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.

The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified in 1865 and abolished slavery and all forms of indentured servitude, but did allow slavery to continue as a means of punishment under the law. The 13th amendment was not ratified until eight months after the Civil War ended. It took three years after President Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation for this amendment to become law.

14th Amendment

Ho, James. Defining ‘American ': Birthright Citizenship And The Original Understanding Of The 14th Amendment. Digital image. Thefederalist.com. Ben Domenech, 25 Aug. 2015. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.

The 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution was one of the reconstruction amendments during the period of reconstruction after the Civil War ended. This amendment, gave African Americans the right to citizenship if you were born in or became a naturalized citizen in the United States. However, it did not apply to the Native Americans.

15th Amendment

Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Digital image.En.wikipedia.org. Wikimedia Foundation Inc., 30 June 2013. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.

The 15th Amendment of the United States Constitution granted African Americans the right to vote. It was passed in March of 1870. Unfortunately in some parts of the country, especially found in the southern states, African Americans
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