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In Montgomery, the Alabama legislature votes overwhelmingly to reject the Fourteenth Amendment.

State Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama, February 1861, artist's impression
12/07/1866

The Alabama legislature, following those of Texas, Georgia, and Florida, voted not to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.  Both houses voted overwhelmingly on this day to reject the measure.  The Senate voted two votes for and twenty-seven against, while the State House voted eight to sixty-nine to reject.  Alabama later voted to ratify, on July 13, 1868, in radically transformed political circumstances.(By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Edward McPherson (ed.), The Political History of the United States During the Period of Reconstruction (From April 15, 1865 to July 15, 1870) .... (Washington D.C.: Solomons and Chapman, 1875), 194.

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