Answers to Trivia from the Archives

June 2012

Q. This Constitutional Amendment, ratified July 9th, 1868, granted citizenship to, “all persons born or naturalized in the United States,” which included former slaves recently freed:

A. The 14th Amendment

Q. This compromise bill, presented December 18th, 1860, proposed to protect slavery stating that, “no amendment shall be made to the Constitution which shall authorize or give to Congress any power to abolish or interfere with slavery in any of the States by whose laws it is”:

A. Crittenden Compromise

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