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14th Amendment

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14th Amendment

The 14th Amendment affects American citizens because not all us citizens were born in America. Many people who resides in the U.S are immigrants who came from afar. Even those who became citizens are still discriminated even though they gained U.S citizenship.

The 14th Amendment was passed into the constitution for those who were discriminated. In the amendment, there is an Equal Protection Clause, stating that no state can deny someone’s equal protection under the law. Any laws that distinguish based on gender or race will be deemed unconstitutional.

This Amendment protects anyone who is discriminated. It protects those who are discriminated based in ethnicity and gender. It protects the civil rights of citizens.

The 14th Amendment affects citizens today because not all citizens were born in America. Those who came from another country to live here wants to get citizenship, but even when they do, there are still many people who are discriminated because of who they are, or where they came from.

The 14th Amendment was created for the slaves or former slaves so they won’t be discriminated when they are free. Ratified in July 9 of 1868, the 14th Amendment, granted that “all persons born in the United States,” are granted citizenship, including the former slaves that are freed.

Though many Southern States had rejected the Amendment, it was still ratified since three-fourths of the 13 states had agreed.

Also known as the “Reconstruction Era,” it states that the state cannot deny a person's “life, liberty or property without due to process of law.” The Reconstruction Era was the period of time after the civil war, which the federal government attempted to get law passed to help those who were former slaves, but primarily the African Americans.

This Amendment protected anyone who were discriminated and protects the people’s civil rights. The Amendment also includes a Equal Protection Clause that protects any person.

Civil Rights guarantees equal protection under the law, regardless of race, religion, or gender. The Civil Rights are an essential component


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