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The end of Slavery

In what ways did the Civil War fail to liberate African Americans between 1865-1900?
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  • Assessment: Presentation of the political part
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  • Year: 2005
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The 15th Amendment ratified in 1870, forbade the states to deny any citizen the right to vote on ground of race, colour or previous condition of servitude. Before this Amendment was admitted the states had had full responsibility for determining voter qualification. However, also before, that is to say since 1867, many former slaves began to gain political influence and to vote in large numbers. The 15th Amendment presented this privilege now as official and in written form.
Nevertheless, this amendment was disregarded right from the beginning…

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