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This is the basic guarantee of civil rights for all Americans. It defined "citizenship" as anyone born or
naturalized in the U.S. (this automatically granted citizenship rights to former slaves). States were
prohibited from enforcing any law that took away the rights, privileges, and immunities guaranteed to
U.S. citizens without first making certain that "due process of law" had been carried out. All persons
were now guaranteed "equal protection of the laws," regardless of who they were or what their race,
religion, or country of origin happened to be. No person who served in the government of the
southern confederacy during the Civil War was allowed to hold federal office. The U.S. government
refused to accept any debts incurred by the Confederate States of America, including claims for the
loss or emancipation of any slave.This is the basic guarantee of civil rights for all Americans. It defined "citizenship" as anyone born or
naturalized in the U.S. (this automatically granted citizenship rights to former slaves). States were
prohibited from enforcing any law that took away the rights, privileges, and immunities guaranteed to
U.S. citizens without first making certain that "due process of law" had been carried out. All persons
were now guaranteed "equal protection of the laws," regardless of who they were or what their race,
religion, or country of origin happened to be. No person who served in the government of the
southern confederacy during the Civil War was allowed to hold federal office. The U.S. government
refused to accept any debts incurred by the Confederate States of America, including claims for the
loss or emancipation of any slave.