Ina group of enslaved people in Massachusetts petitioned the governor against slavery used similar arguments including the natural rights of all people, the demands of Christian brotherhood, and the harsh conditions of slavery.
To protect black voting rights, Congress passed the 15th Amendment. The Equal Protection Clause requires each state to provide equal protection under the law to all people within its jurisdiction.
By the s, evangelical groups became quite active in the abolitionist movement including the formation of the American Anti-Slavery Society in Even after the 14th Amendment, native people not paying taxes were not counted for representation.
It became part of the Constitution 61 years after the Twelfth Amendmentthe longest interval between constitutional amendments to date. In the early years the NAACP campaigned vigorously against lynching, voter suppression laws, for education rights, and blocked the nomination of a segregationist Supreme Court Judge.
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The activists involved hoped to make significant changes in society, including expanding rights and freedoms to a larger group of people living in the US. The Fourteenth Amendment, particularly its first section, is one of the most litigated parts of the Constitution, forming the basis for landmark decisions such as Roe v.
Ferguson, is a landmark United States Supreme Court decision in of the United States, upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation.