What is the 14th Amendment? (U.S. Government) The 14th Amendment & Black History
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What is the 14th Amendment? (U.S. Government) The 14th Amendment & Black History


hey my name is Jeremiah and right now
it’s time to learn some fun facts about the 14th amendment now when it comes to the US government
and how its ran you can’t talk about the US government without mentioning the
United States Constitution but one question I always get is why is the 14th
amendment so important for black history just like you’re looking at a cell phone
or maybe a new video game and it needs updates so does the Constitution and
that is where the government can make laws and amendments to it to govern the
land so today I want to talk to you about the 14th amendment now when
talking about the 14th amendment the reason it was made was because in the
1800’s right after the Civil War many slaves were set free that’s right with
Abraham Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation that helped to end the
Civil War but now there were questions in regards to what rights slaves had
even though slaves were set free there were a bunch of laws in the states that
didn’t make it easy for slaves not allowing them to go into certain places
like whites African Americans were not allowed to travel they weren’t allowed
to testify in court make contracts own property or even do the basic things
that the Constitution allowed by law for all that is when things change in the
United States of America for government when the 14th amendment was added to the
US Constitution as it reads in section 1 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 or
enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of a citizen 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 so by adding the Fourteenth
Amendment to the Constitution this allowed for anyone born in the country
or naturalized no matter what their race is to have equal protection by the laws
in Vietnam States so that was all for me right here
on welcome to fresberg and i hope you had fun learning about the Fourteenth
Amendment in the United States Constitution and how it was important
for black history and African Americans in the United States I’ll see you next
time you

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