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The Thirteenth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, and Fifteenth Amendment all have had a major impact on the United States of America from the beginning. These three amendments have changed our country immensely for the better. The Thirteenth Amendment officially abolished slavery, and is still illegal till this day. The Fourteenth Amendment stated that if you were born in the United States of America you were officially an American citizen no matter race. The Fifteenth Amendment banned each government in the United States from taking away an american citizen’s right to vote based on their color, race, or their past (if they were a slave). These three amendments were put in place right after the Civil War ended and was America’s first step in becoming a civilized and equal country. The Thirteenth Amendment was probably the most important in helping give America that extra push to becoming an all around better country. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery and was the first amendment that started giving African Americans equal rights. Slavery was found mainly in the south or Confederate states, and the North did not agree with it. When the North defeated the Confederates in the Civil War slavery was a thing of the past and the south didn't take much liking to that. Even though slavery was abolished people of the south did anything they could to try and make things worse African Americans such as not allowing them to go to the same schools, sitting in the back of busses, and even drinking out of the same public water fountains. They were considered equal on paper, but weren't treated anything close to equal in the south as opposed to the north. Blacks who were brought over on ships from Africa weren't considered American citizens, but if they were to have children during their enslavement period than their children would automatically be citizens of the United…...

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