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14th Amendment

February 3, 1870

15th Amendment

February 3, 1870

Alien and Sedition Acts

1798 Enacted in 1798 by the 5th United States Congress, the Alien and Sedition Acts served the dual purpose of attempting to muffle anti-war … Read more

Anaconda Plan

1861 The Anaconda Plan is a term that describes General Winfield Scott's recommendation to slowly strangle the southern rebellion by blockading southern seaports and … Read more

Bloody Bill

March 2, 1833

Civil Rights Act of 1866

April 9, 1866 Enacted by Congress over President Andrew Johnson's veto, the Civil Rights Act of 1866 aimed to counter Black Codes enacted by … Read more