What was the significance of the first section of the 14th amendment to Reconstruction?
History - Ms. Sue, Monday, December 14, 2009 at 12:29pm
It made everyone born in or naturalized by the United States a full citizen. As such they cannot be slaves.
History - Ryan, Monday, December 14, 2009 at 12:37pm
but why was this significant during reconstuction?
History - Ms. Sue, Monday, December 14, 2009 at 12:45pm
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