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14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)

14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)
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Gettysburg Address history: Why "four score and seven years ago"? Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. In this excerpt from The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation, by Jonathan Hennessey and Aaron McConnell, out now from William Morrow, the cartoonists explore the speech’s first six words. Excerpted from The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation, by Jonathan Hennessey and Aaron McConnell, out now from William Morrow. Correction, Nov. 19, 2013: A panel in this excerpt misstated that the Hartford Convention of 1814-15 occurred during Thomas Jefferson’s presidency. It occurred during James Madison’s presidency. The original panel remains.

14th Amendment | Constitution | US Law Amendment XIV Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several states according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each state, excluding Indians not taxed. Section 3. Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. Section 5.

The Civil War In Pictures, Part 1: The Places Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War, a milestone commemorated by The Atlantic in a special issue (now available online). Although photography was still in its infancy, war correspondents produced thousands of images, bringing the harsh realities of the frontlines to those on the home front in a new and visceral way. As brother fought brother and the nation's future grew uncertain, the public appetite for information was fed by these images from the trenches, rivers, farms, and cities that became fields of battle. Today's collection is part 1 of 3, covering the places of the Civil War: the battleships, prisons, hospitals, urban centers, and rural pastures where history was made. Tomorrow's installment features some of the people involved in the conflict, and on Friday I'll be sharing some of the amazing three-dimensional stereographs of the war. Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: A March, 1863 photo of the USS Essex.

14th Amendment to the United States Constitution - Fourteenth Amendment - birthright citizenship anchor babies - US Constitution interpretation and misinterpretation Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution - Rights Guaranteed Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection AMENDMENT XIV of the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868. Section 1. Section 2. Section 3. Section 4. Section 5. History and Ratification The fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States was proposed to the legislatures of the several States by the Thirty-ninth Congress, on June 13, 1866. Ratification was completed on July 9, 1868. More information

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Fourteenth Amendment: Equal Protection (1868) | Bill of Rights Institute This clause means that states must apply the law equally and cannot discriminate against people or groups of people arbitrarily. It does not mean that all people have to be treated the same way—states can require vision tests to receive a driver’s license, for example, but they cannot ban people from driving because of their race. In Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) the Supreme Court held that racial segregation did not violate the Equal Protection Clause, but that decision was overturned a half-century later in Brown v. Other Supreme Court cases that have applied the Equal Protection Clause include Korematsu v.

Newspapers in Virginia during ACW Newspaper Culture In Four Years in Rebel Capitals: An Inside View of Life in the Southern Confederacy from Birth to Death, one of the finest memoirs of the era, journalist T. C. DeLeon wrote that the South's best wartime newspapers—among which he included the Richmond Whig and Examiner—boasted the thinking of some of the sharpest minds in the region. DeLeon's words underscore the basic truth that Civil War America was a newspaper culture. Months before Virginia seceded in April 1861, most of the state's newspapers had already embraced disunion. , editor of the Richmond Daily Whig was the only editor in central Virginia to oppose secession during the Secession Crisis, and public pressure forced his resignation in March. Richmond Papers Founded in 1804 by , the Enquirer was the oldest newspaper in Virginia. The Whig had long been the only Whig paper in the capital, and it retained its partisan identity during the war. Any sectional organization is prima facie hostile. Further Reading

Corporate Personhood and 14th Amendment Rights - Crisis Magazine This article originally appeared on Ethika Politika One of the demands made by the Occupy Wall Street movement has been the ending of the legal fiction of personhood for business corporations. This desire on the part of the Occupy movement is healthy, but the issue is actually more complicated than might at first appear. For corporate personhood and corporate rights under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution are two different things, and the first does not necessarily imply the second. First let us look at the text of the relevant section of the Fourteenth Amendment: Section 1. This amendment was ratified in the summer of 1868, the second of three amendments enacted after the Civil War to free the slaves and secure their rights as citizens. In the period during and after the Civil War corporations were beginning their successful attempts to influence state legislatures to grant them privileges unknown to ante bellum corporations. The odd thing is that the U.S. [1].

Contribution of black troops "Freedom to the slave should now be proclaimed from the Capitol, and should be seen above the smoke and fire of every battle field, waving from every loyal flag."—Frederick Douglass, 1861 By Shelley Sperry America's Civil War battlefields are sacred in large measure because on that soil a war to preserve the Union became a war to end human slavery. But through the course of the conflict, a new cause emerged, one that anticipated the next century's great struggle as African-American soldiers who fought on those bloody fields demanded not only freedom but equality. By July 1862, Lincoln announced to his Cabinet that he would soon be using his war powers to free slaves in the rebellious states. Once Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation went into effect in January 1863—formally allowing the Union Army to recruit African Americans—a wave of volunteers flooded the North. Excellent Sir. . . "We have done a Soldiers Duty. Now the main question is. In November 1863 Sgt.