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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : United States Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America.
Fifteenth Amendment (1870): Prohibits the federal government and the states from using a citizen's race, color, or previous status as a slave as a qualification for voting.
The Constitution of the United States has also served as a model for the constitutions of numerous other nations, including the second oldest codified constitution, the May Constitution of Poland, which was written in 1791.
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 Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Early on, the Supreme Court limited the reach of the Amendment by holding in the Slaughterhouse Cases (1871) that the "privileges and immunities" clause was limited to "privileges and immunities" granted to citizens by the federal government.
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.
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 ELS - ERD - Law By Country - United States Substantive Law - Constitution of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Amendment X. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
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 the 13th of June, 1866.
The twenty-first amendment to the Constitution was proposed to the several states by the Seventy-Second Congress, on the 20th day of February, 1933, and was declared, in a proclamation by the Secretary of State, dated on the 5th day of December, 1933, to have been ratified by 36 of the 48 States.
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 Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution - dKosopedia
Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution - dKosopedia
Amendment XIV (the Fourteenth Amendment) of the United States Constitution is one of the post-Civil War amendments and includes the due process and equal protection clauses (Section 1).
Many states modeled their constitution and laws after the federal government of the United States, but state constitutions did not necessarily entail provisions like the Bill of Rights.
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 14th Amendment:  Equal Protection Law or Tool of Usurpation
Thus, the present use and expansion of the 14th Amendment is a sham--{H7162} serving as a crutch and hoodwink to precipitate a quasi-legal approach for overthrow of the tender balances and protections of limitation found in the Constitution.
There was no question that all of the Southern states which rejected the 14th Amendment had legally constituted governments, were fully recognized by the federal government, and were functioning as member states of the Union at the time of their rejection.
The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution was proposed by Joint Resolution of Congress 27 and was approved February 1, 1865 by President Abraham Lincoln, as required by Article I, Section 7 of the United States Constitution.
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 The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
On July 28, 1868, the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing the due process of law to all citizens regardless of race, was ratified.
Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.
Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.
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 THE UNCONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE 14th AMENDMENT
The Joint Resolution proposing the 14th Amendment [Cite 9] was never presented to the President of the United States for his approval, as President Andrew Johnson stated in his message on June 22, 1866.
The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution was proposed by Joint Resolution of Congress [Cite 27] and was approved February 1, 1865 by President Abraham Lincoln, as required by Article I, Section 7 of the United States Constitution.
The Secretary of State bowed to the action of Congress and issued his Proclamation of July 28, 1868, [Cite 53] in which he stated that he was as acting under authority of the Act of April 20, 1818, but pursuant to said Resolution of July 21, 1868.
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 14th Amendment to the Constitution Was Ratified
On July 28, 1868, the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified.
The amendment grants citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States" which included former slaves who had just been freed after the Civil War.
The amendment had been rejected by most Southern states but was ratified by the required three-fourths of the states.
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 Constitution of the United States: The Amendments
However, the first 10 amendments, which constitute the Bill of Rights, were added within two years of the signing of the federal Constitution in order to ensure sufficient guarantees of individual liberties.
The First Amendment guarantees the freedom of worship, of speech, of the press, of assembly, and of petition to the government for redress of grievances.
International law and the United States Constitution in conflict: a case study on the Second Amendment.
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 LII: Constitution
The Constitution of the United States of America
Amendment XIV [Privileges and Immunities, Due Process, Equal Protection, Apportionment of Representatives, Civil War Disqualification and Debt (1868)]
Amendment XV [Rights Not to Be Denied on Account of Race (1870)]
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 United States House of Representatives, 109th Congress, 2nd Session: Educational Links
United States House of Representatives, 109th Congress, 2nd Session: Educational Links
The full text amendments 11 through 27 to the Constitution that have been ratified.
The full text of amendments to the Constitution that have been proposed but not ratified.
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THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT AND THE STATES : A STUDY OF THE OPERATION OF THE RESTRAINT CLAUSES OF SECTION ONE OF THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTIONOF THE UNITED STATES / BY CHARLES WALLACE COLLINS.
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