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Florida legislature votes unanimously to reject ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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12/01/1866 to 12/03/1866

Following Texas and Georgia, Florida over three days debated the proposed Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and voted unanimously not to ratify.  The state house voted unanimously, thirty-nine votes to zero on December 1, 1866 and the state senate voted twenty votes to none to reject. Florida later ratified the amendment on June 9, 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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