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History On The 14th Amendment. What Is Means And Where We Are Now.

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The 14th AmendmentThe 14th amendment was passed by congress on June 13, 1866 and ratified (approved) July 9, 1868. It was passed giving previous slaves- (slavery was abolished in the 13th amendment except as punishment.) the rights that all United States citizens should have. It stated in section one: 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 of enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person within it's jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Not only did this refer to African Americans and white people but to every United States citizen no mater of race, color, or previous condition of servitude involuntary or not.Section two of this amendment states that 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. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of Electors for President and Vic-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such state. Giving the male citizens twenty-one years of age of the United States the right to choose the people to represent them. (Women were not given the right to vote until much latter when the nineteenth Amendment was made and Passed by Congress on June 4, 1919. Ratified August 18, 1920 approximately 52 years later than the earlier 14th amendment only giving males this right stating: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.Section three of the 14th amendment protects the constitution saying: No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or Elector ofPresident and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State Legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.Section four of this amendment states: The validity of...

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