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While the 13th amendment freed the slaves, it did not make them citizens or give them any rights.

The newly freed slaves had no where to go after the 13th amendment was passed -- they were simply no longer slaves. Most slaves during the civil war had been born into slavery as the importation of slaves was made illegal in 1808. So, the slaves had no reason to go back to Africa, as they had no money and many had never been there anyway.

The U.S. government realized they had to do something about all these people, so they essentially gave them citizenship with the 14th amendment, and later the right to vote with the 15th.

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