13th, 14th, 15th, 24th Amendments the Civil Rights Act (1964)

Civil rights Act

The 13th Amendment ended slavery, the 14th Amendment was created to protect the rights of former slaves, the 15th Amendment banned racial restrictions on voting, and the 24th Amendment prohibits both Congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll taxes or other types of tax.

All of those Amendments were written and passed to try to make African Americans equal to whites.

Even though slavery was abolished in 1864 it still happens to this day which is sad and needs to be stopped!

“Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume VIII, “Speech to One Hundred Fortieth Indiana Regiment” (March 17, 1865), p. 361.

“This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave.” The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume III, “Letter To Henry L. Pierce and Others” (April 6, 1859), p. 376.

I agree strongly with both of these quotes! People feel that it is ok to own a slave, but they couldnt imagine ever being one!  Abraham Lincoln is basically saying people are hypocrites, and it’s true…

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Passage of the Act ended the application of “Jim Crow” laws, which had been upheld by the Supreme Court in the 1896 case Plessy v. Ferguson.

Work Cited:

Moss, Will. “13th, 14th and 15th Amendments.” BlackHistory.com. Connectplatform, n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2013.

“Twenty-fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 23 Feb. 2013. Web. 24 Feb. 2013.

Norton, Roger. “Abraham Lincoln Quotes About Slavery (Including Sources).” Abraham Lincoln Quotes About Slavery (Including Sources). Abraham Lincoln Research Site, 2013. Web. 24 Feb. 2013.


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