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the republicans gain control of both houses of congress. they maintained that the southern states were not "adequately reconstructed" and must ratify the Fourteenth Amendment before they could rejoin the Union. One radical, Thaddeus Stevens, wanted to punish the south even more by breaking up all the plantations and providing every farm slave with "forty acres and a mule." But the republicans , who valued personal property, refused to seriously consider his plan.

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The 14th amendment DID legally give African Americans born in the U.S. equal citizenship. The problem was that Congress had a hard time enforcing it due to cultural conflicts such as racism and the KKK. They created the Freedmen's Bureau to protect the freed slaves, but most were white and allowed employers to treat them unfairly anyways. After the bureau was stopped, blacks had to earn their equality on their own, which eventually led to people like Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

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Because it would make the newly freed slave citizens.

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It was adopted July 8, 1868 and wasn't rejected.

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