Pros And Cons Of The 14th Amendment

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On July 9, 1868 the fourteenth amendment was adopted to the United States constitution. The basic purposes of the fourteenth amendment were to provide more equality to people in the United States, included in the amendment were things like making all people born or naturalized within the United States citizens. The amendment also includes “ 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.”

The Constitution of the United States of America was written at a convention held in Philadelphia in 1787, fifty five delegates attended the meeting known later on as the Philadelphia Convention. The Philadelphia Convention was the writing of the United States constitution. The 14th amendment was not originally included in the constitution. Equal protection clause is part of the 14th amendment, took effect in 1868, every person is equal under the eye of the law (Due process right to a lawyer, jury of peers, etc…) The convention failed to resolve successfully the question of slavery, as those who opposed its continuation relented in order for the U.S. Constitution to be passed. Tragically, this compromise deemed necessary at the time is now considered a failure, which remains as
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The equal protection clause was included in the 14th amendment in 1868. In terms of politics limited government is where the power of the government is limited by the law an example would be through the United States constitution. These types of documents are in place to prevent the government from having too much power over the