Scope of the Reconstruction Amendments Historians and legal scholars talked about the original intent and scope of the 13th and 14th Amendments. These were ratified during the… read more

Scope of the Reconstruction Amendments Historians and legal scholars talked about the original intent and scope of the 13th and 14th Amendments. These were ratified during the Reconstruction era and dealt with rights for freed slaves and African Americans in general. The panelists discussed whether these amendments were meant to protect civil rights, such as owning property and making contracts, or whether they also protected rights such as voting. The 15th Amendment would eventually solidify that the right to vote could not be denied by race. close

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  • Jack N. Rakove Professor Stanford University->History and Political Science
  • Jeffrey Rosen President and CEO National Constitution Center
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Jan 09, 2016 | 5:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jan 30, 2016 | 3:10pm EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jan 09, 2016 | 5:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 10, 2016 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 17, 2016 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 30, 2016 | 3:10pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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