. . . All persons born or naturalized inthe United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. . . .
14th Amendment, Section 1, 1868


TYPE: political
This means that freed African American slaves
had all rights citizens had <s>including the right
to vote, etc.</s>


--All people born and naturalized (aka slaves born or raised in the US) are now citizens and cannot be denied rights that apply to citizens. This is NOT VOTING RIGHTS. Voting rights for men of all races came with the 15th Amendment. Citizenship ≠ voting