July 20, 1868, the 14th Amendment, validating citizenship rights for all persons born or naturalized in the U.S., was ratified.
On July 20, the 14th Amendment grants right to persons living in the United States the ability to become citizens of its country. This favoured mostly black people as many of them who are not originally citizens of the State have been living in the U.S., for so long that citizenship is due to them.
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