Influence Of The Fourteenth, And Fifteenth Amendments

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The Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments enable US citizens to uphold their civil rights and political rights. As the “second federal constitution”, those three amendments reduce the state power and enhance the power of federal government. Also, they make a huge impact on federal democratic develop. This essay addresses that the influence the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth Amendments have on the United States.

The Thirteenth Amendment (1865) states that neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall exist within the United States (厚).The role of this amendment is African Americans do not have been forced labor anymore. What’s more, they have property right and personal right as White. However, although African Americans
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The amendment tells that all persons born or naturalized in the United States are citizens of the United States (厚). Because the terms “citizens” and “person” appear in this amendment, African Americans certainly have political rights and privileges or immunities (厚). Also, civil rights rooted in the Fourteenth Amendment pointed out that African American can guarantee of equal protection under the law (厚). However, in spite of they are citizens, the discriminatory acts of private citizens and segregation alone were not illegal. The “separate but equal” led to the Jim Crow laws, which resulted in blacks being treated as second-class-citizens. Segregated schools, public transit, restrooms and so many others (harry…show more content…
Without racial superiority in social status with politic and economy, tones of whites were willing to return to past life. Hence, when Ku Klux Klan (1872), an organization terrorized African Americans and supported desegregation appears, many whites agree even participate. Not only the poor whites and mobs, even high social status whites, like polices, lawyers and firemen join in “KKK”.

In conclusion, the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments conform to the liberty and equal spirit in the U.S. Constitution, which according to empower backs liberty with civil right and voting right. Even thought the Amendments’ limitation cannot avoid, they have landmark influence to the U.S. civil right and political rights. Also, it lays a solid foundation to the development of American Federal

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