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New York Coppage v. The term miscegenation was first used induring the American Civil Warby American journalists to discredit the abolitionist movement by stirring up debate over the prospect of interracial marriage after the abolition of slavery. By outlawing "interracial" marriage, it became possible to keep these two new groups separated and prevent a new rebellion. Alabamathe court had declined to make a judgment in such cases. However, the fact that both are located near military bases likely contributes to the high rates of intermarriage, since intermarriage is typically more common among people in the military than among civilians. In December and JanuaryRepresentative Seaborn Roddenbery Democrat of Georgia again introduced a proposal in the House of Representatives to insert a prohibition of miscegenation into the US Constitution and thus create a nationwide ban on interracial marriage. Roddenbery's proposed amendment was also a direct reaction to African American heavyweight champion Jack Johnson 's marriages to white women, first to Etta Duryea and then to Lucille Cameron.