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The year of 1870
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Fifth Amendment ratified. The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave the vote to all male citizens regardless of color or previous condition or seritude.
Jasper J. Wright elected to South Caroina Supreme court.
Robert E. Lee dies from complications arising from a stoke.
Hiram Reveals elected to U.S. Senate as the first black senator.
In 1870, Pease joined A.J. Hamilton and James Throckmorton in protesting the conduct of the Davis administration.
General George Thomas dies
The state of Virginia is granted readmission to Congress if the members of the Legislature agree never to amend their state constitution to denay the Negro the right of suffrage, the right to hold office, or their educational privileges
Joseph H. Rainy, first black members in a sworm fisrt U.S senate.