The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, one of the Reconstruction Amendments adopted on July 9, 1868, guarantees “all citizens” no whatever what their race due process and equal protection under the law. As such, one of the positive results of the Civil War was the establishment of the basic of all the civil rights laws we have today prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, or disability.

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~ by americanpresidents on February 25, 2011.

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