A scene from the meat-packing industry from the turn of the 20th century.

Slaughterhouse Cases 1873

Ratified in 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment was one of three "Civil War" amendments enacted following the close of the war. While the other two -- the Thirteenth and the Fifteenth -- abolished slavery and extended the right to vote to all races, respectively, the Fourteenth provided an expanded definition of national citizenship...

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