US Government - Fourteenth Amendment

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US Government - Fourteenth Amendment.

1. The Fourteenth Amendment was initially put into place to protect what group of people?
a. Former slave owners
b. Freed slaves
c. Members of Congress
d. Former presidents
e. Coal miners

2. Prior to the amendment, how were former slaves counted when determining the number of representatives a state would have?
a. one fifth
b. one fourth
c. one half
d. three fifths
e. five sixths

3. What group of people did the amendment say could not hold public office?
a. Former slave owners
b. Former slaves
c. People that participated in a rebellion
d. Immigrants
e. People who were part of the Union army

4. What group did the Fourteenth Amendment say the Bill of Rights applied to?
a. State governments
b. Foreign governments
c. The British
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

5. What part of the Fourteenth Amendment was used to prevent states from implementing Black Codes?
a. Due Process Clause
b. Rebellion Clause
c. Citizenship Clause
d. Requirement of the States Clause
e. Equal Protection Clause

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