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The 13th Amendment outlawed slavery in the union. Until the amendment was passed legality of slavery was left to the states to determine.

The 14th and 15th amendments were emotional reactions to the abhorrent institution of slavery. Their scope was meant to diminish the ability of a state, or group of states, to effectively mount a future resistance to federal authority on the scale that came very close to succeeding in the civil war.

The 14th amendment made the first 10 amendments weaker by delegating new authority to the federal government. The 9th and 10th amendments affirmed the right of the states to control issues within their borders. The 14th amendment took that right from the states and gave it to the federal government.

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How did the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments change the construction?

Fourteenth essentially reversed the 1857 Dred Scott decision by formally classing all former slaves as American citizens, plus anyone born in the United States. The Fifteenth Amendment of 1870 would give voting rights to freedmen, although suffrage would be unconstitutionally repressed in the Southern states.

How did the 14th and 15th amendment change the constitution?

The 14th Amendment outlawed slavery and granted civil rights and liberties to African-Americans. The 15th Amendment prohibited the government from denying a citizen the right to vote based on race.

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The United States Constitution has every federal law written in it. It also includes amendments that change, cancel, or add laws.

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How do the Sixteenth Nineteenth and Twenty-Sixth Amendments change the relationship between state governments and the federal government?

Each of these amendments establishes new laws that apply to the entire nation. Before each of these amendments were passed, states could make their own choices about establishing voting ages, extending the right to vote, and collecting personal income taxes. Because the supremacy clause states that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land, all states have to follow these amendments. State laws cannot contradict these federal laws.

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