Fourteenth Amendment ratified
Declared that all persons born or naturalized in the United States were citizens and that any state that denied or abridged the voting rights of males over teh age of 21 would be subject to proportional reductions in its representation in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read Full Article
Treaty of Trade, Consuls, and Emigration (Burlingame Treaty)
Amended previous agreements between the United States and China. outlined property rights, trade privileges, and emigration procedures.