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Agreed. The point I was

Agreed. The point I was trying to relay is the common misperception that the 14th applies to all Americans, it does not. The 14th Amendment only applied to non-citizens (aliens) who were the exclusive focus of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Freedman's Bureau Act.

The Amendment made "federal citizens" out of specific aliens who otherwise would have had no form of citizenship at all. By converting these "aliens" into "federal citizens", they fell under the protection of the federal government with regard to those "rights" that had been conferred upon them by the 14th Amendment.