New York Times  

August, 1868

                                            Congress Creates 14th Amendment

     The new amendment states that everyone who is born in the U.S. is a U.S. citizen and a citizen of the state where they live. It is not possible to make a law that offends a U.S. citizens rights like life, liberty, or property, without fair treatment of the normal judicial system. Congress can enforce this amendment by making laws.  In other words, all former slaves or blacks who were born in the U.S. are now considered U.S. citizens and can vote and have the same rights as white citizens.

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