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By almost unanimous legislation, Vermont becomes the sixth state to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment

Montpelier, Vermont, 1861
10/30/1866

The Vermont Legislature ratified the Fourteenth Amendment with little debate or opposition, becoming the sixth state to do so.  The measure passed in the state senate unanimously the week before and then a vote of 196 to 11 in the state house on this day completed the process.  The Fourteenth Amendment became part of the U.S. Constitution on July 28, 1868.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Horace Edgar Flack, The Adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University, 1908), 168.

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