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African-American History

Why were the civil rights act of 1875 declared unconstitutional?

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April 07, 2013 12:43AM

The 13th and 14th Amendments give the federal government the power to protect all individuals from federal and state infringement of their civil rights. However, they do no give the federal government the power over discrimination comitted by private individuals or organizations.