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Nearly 160 years ago, immediately following the Civil War (1861–1865), the U.S. government was determined to protect the rights of African Americans. It did so by passing three amendments. The 13th Amendment (1865) abolished slavery. The 14th Amendment (1868) recognized formerly enslaved people as citizens of the United States and granted them

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