The 15th Amendment to the Constitution granted African American men the right to vote and was ratified on February 3, 1870. Section 1. The right of...
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The Emancipation Proclamation granted freedom to the slaves in the Confederate States if the States did not return to the Union by January 1, 1863. In...
A draft of the Emancipation Proclamation that Lincoln read to his cabinet on July 22, 1862.