February 23, 2017

Homework Help: History

Posted by Ryan on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 9:46am.

Thanks for all your help. This is my last question that I have. Promise. How this section of the 14th amendment significant during Reconstruction.

Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void

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