The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments · SHEC: Resources for ...
The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments. Congress passed the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, outlawing slavery, before the Civil War had ended. Once the war was over, white southerners passed laws (known as Black Codes) to keep freedmen from exercising their rights, and Congress responded by passing a Civil Rights Act in 1866 to ensure black citizenship.
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