What is a summary of the 14th amendment?


The 14th Amendment is legislation in the US that was ratified on the 9th of July 1868. The legislation grants citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States. It also forbids states from denying any person his life, liberty or property, without a due process of law. It was meant to protect the civil rights of all Americans regardless of their race or gender.
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14th Amendment - Rights Guaranteed Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection
The Fourteenth Amendment formally defines citizenship and protects a person's civil and political rights from being abridged or denied by any state... More »
Ratified: July 9, 1868
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The 14th amendment was an amendment of the US constitution that entailed Rights Guaranteed Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection. It has within it 5 sections and was passed by Congress in June 13th 1866, and was later ratified in July 9th 1868. The amendment is put in place to ensure that each citizen receives the justice they are entitled to as a US citizen.
The 14th amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9th, 1868 as one of the Amendments. Its Citizenship Clause provides a broad definition of citizenship that overruled the Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) holding that blacks could not be citizens of the United States.
The 14th amendment to US Constitution is intended to grant citizenship to and protect the civil liberties of slaves.
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