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History of Law: The Fourteenth Amendment. The Civil War ended on May 9, 1865. Just more than three years later, on July 9, 1868, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed. This amendment and the 13th and 15th amendments were a part of the Reconstruction Era of the United States, which focused on civil rights and rebuilding the war ...


The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1868, granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States—including former


14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Primary Documents in American History Ratified in 1868, the 14th Amendment granted citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States." This guide provides access to digital collections, websites, and print materials related to the amendment.


The Fourteenth Amendment (Amendment XIV) to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments.Arguably one of the most consequential amendments to this day, the amendment addresses citizenship rights and equal protection under the law and was proposed in response to issues related to former slaves following the American Civil War.


Fourteenth Amendment, amendment (1868) to the Constitution of the United States that granted citizenship and equal civil and legal rights to African Americans and slaves who had been emancipated after the Civil War, including them under the umbrella phrase ‘all persons born or naturalized in the United States.’


When it comes to constitutional amendments, the 14th Amendment has played a big role in moving society forward. It was adopted 147 years ago today, on July 28, 1868, after being initially delayed ...


ORIGINAL INTENT AND THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT: INTO THE BLACK HOLE OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW PAUL FINKELMAN* The legal history of the Fourteenth Amendment is something of a con-stitutional black hole. Scholars are drawn to this galactic force of constitu-tional law, pulled into the virtually endless debates over its meaning and


The Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution is one of the most significant events in American history from the 19th century. It is especially important in relation to the history of slavery in the United States and the events of the American Civil War.


Following its ratification by the necessary three-quarters of U.S. states, the 14th Amendment, granting citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States—including former ...


The Fourteenth Amendment, it is believed, ... William W. Davis in his Studies on Southern History and Politics (1914), wrote of reconstruction radicals: "[T]hey were in fact out of joint with the times. They did not square with public consciousness, either North or South. They belonged logically to a more arbitrary period.