Over the next decade, 15 more black men would take their seats in the House and Senate as Reconstruction allowed a radical, if brief, transformation of government.
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The 111-year-old law that allowed President Trump to shrink two Native-American cultural sites.
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The students’ bill could release classified documents about cold Civil Rights cases.
And why they’re probably not going anywhere.
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It was first proposed in 1789, but it took 200 years and a campaign by a Texas university student before it was finally ratified.