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Why did it take additional amendments to give former enslaved people the same rights as other citizens

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The constitution was written under the assumption that it was to pertain to all those who had settled within the United States, essentially white Europeans. Slaves did not have the same inherent rights, and so once they became free, amendments had to be written to encompass this new group of citizens.

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Well during the civil war, Abe linkolon made th emancipation proclamation, but it only freed slaves in the south, so after the war ended, he created the 13th amendment, which made slavery illegal everywhere in the US

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Then the 14th amendment gave them(slaves) the right to vote, then the 15th gave whites and the freedmen protection under th law
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