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The Civil Rights Act

The provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 are extremely broad. Section 1981 protects the right of all persons to make and enforce contracts free from racial discrimination. Section 1982 protects the rights of citizens to inherit, purchase, lease, sell, hold and convey real and personal property. The act only covers racial discrimination, however, and section 1982 only protects United States citizens.

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