This article of the Indiana Constitution originally dealt with slavery, “Negroes and Mullatos,” and other dimensions of this issue that were explicitly dealt with by the Reconstruction Amendments to the U.S. Constitution (U.S. Constitution Amendments XIII, XIV, and XV). As a result of those amendments, this article of the state constitution was declared null and void by the supreme court in 1866 (Smith v. Moody, 1866). This article was completely replaced with the single section of Article XIII that deals with municipal debt in 1881. No political or municipal...
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