The 14th amendment was passed for the reconstruction of the civil war and for the African Americans citizenship. So in considering the reason that the 14th amendment was passed for that is why the status of the immigration is affecting the 14th
Another reason on why it’s more revolutionary is because it has a major impact to the slave society. This brought fear to slave owners, and increased rebellions. Overall, the Haitian Revolution is more revolutionary because it resulted in a successful slave
After slaves were freed in the Civil War, a long period of anti-racial hatred sparked against many African Americans. Major spokespeople for ending segregation included Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. The first act of the federal government against segregation, a form of discrimination, was taken with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, establishing that "All persons shall be entitled to be free, at any establishment or place, from discrimination or prejudice of any kind on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.” The Civil Rights Act desegregated schools and other public facilities, but it did not majorly affect individual crimes (Civil Rights, 1964, Section 201, para. 1).
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.
Schurz said the “blacks would need federal protection, land of their own, and voting rights until whites can lose their past”. The 14th amendment was put into place because it granted all persons born in the U.S naturalization. Which also dealt with voting rights. This brought about the 15th Amendment which prohibiting states from depriving any citizen of the right to vote because of their race, color or previous conduction of servitude.
2 The fourteenth amendment states that, “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; 3 nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; 4 nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” This basically means that the liberties allowed to people by the federal government must be allowed by the state government. From this point on many important Supreme Court cases were decided based on the fourteenth amendment. The first that comes to mind for me is Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896.
The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified on July 28, 1868. The amendment granted citizenship to everyone who was born or naturalized in the United States, which included former slaves and African Americans who were freed after the Civil War. Also, the amendment allowed African Americans to be treated equally as all other citizens. However, the Black Codes, Jim Crow Laws, and the result of the Plessy v. Ferguson case took away these rights that were guaranteed to African Americans. After the Union won the Civil War, slaves were given freedom, but African Americans were not completely free.
The fourteenth amendment protects the little people. The people who are slipping through the cracks, the ones that have fallen by the wayside of the majority. Recently, this has meant rulings in favor of same-sex marriage. Historically, it has granted women the right to an abortion and given African Americans the right to go to the same schools as their fellow Americans. In each case, an oppressed or otherwise infringed group from the overreaches of the state, the society at large.
One of reasons the confederacy failed was because the U.S. Congress, with Lincoln’s support, proposed the 13th amendment which would abolish slavery in America. Although the confederate peace delegation was unwilling to accept a future without slavery, the radical and moderate Republicans designed a way to takeover the reconstruction program. The Radical Republicans wanted full citizenship rights for African Americans and wanted to implement harsh reconstruction policies toward the south. The radical republican views made up the majority of the Congress and helped to pass the 14th amendment which guaranteed equality under the law for all citizens, and protected freedmen from presidential vetoes, southern state legislatures, and federal court decisions. In 1869, Congress passed the fifteenth amendment stating that no citizen can be denied the right to vote because of “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
The police brutality of African Americans has shaped American history from the civil movements of the 20th century to the power movements of today’s society. The injustices of blacks reached a peak in the 1900s as a fight for equality and civil rights fueled deeper. Blacks were free from slavery but still weren’t seen as equals in American culture. The law is intended to protect it citizens but in that time blacks had no favor with the law and police. The same issues of inequality before the law and social acceptance have ignited a the modern day push for rights and fair treatment.
The Fourteenth amendment is a significant addition to the constitution and although the amendment has five sections, section 1 has had the moral lasting significance through its creation of three important provisions concerning citizenship, due process and equal protection. The Fourteenth Amendment granted citizenship to all people born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof. The fourteenth Amendment also forbid the states to deny their citizens due process of law or equal protection of the law, that is, it made certain provision of the Bill of Rights applicable to the states. Lastly, the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the government at any level from unfairly or arbitrarily denying a citizen their fundamental
This bill no longer permitted the segregation of African Americans and minorities. They now have the same basic rights and freedoms as any other American. This bill changed America if it was not signed segregation would be most likely would have continued if it were not for the Civil Rights Movement as well as the bill being signed and passed. It was on the President’s Radio and Television that President Lyndon Johnson announced to the United States that he was going to be signing a bill that forbids the unequal treatment of African Americans and minorities.
The Amendment that means the most to me would have to be the 14th Amendment. It is important to me out of all 27 Amendments because it states in the constitution that all persons born in the United States are subject to its law. No state can make laws that will take that privilege away from said citizen. No state shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. Also no state shall deprive any person the equal protection of the laws.
The Fourteenth Amendment, addresses citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws, and was proposed on response to issues to former slaves following the American civil war. The equal protection clause took effect in 1868, it is part of the fourteenth Amendment. It states that no state shall deny any person within its jurisdiction “The Equal Protection of the Law.” In other words the law must treat an individual in the same manner as other individuals in similar conditions and circumstances. The bill of rights offer freedom and equality in each and every one of the amendments.
Some people may think that the 14th amendment does a poor job of protecting people’s rights. In document five it explains how on September 11, 2001,with the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, it has caused video surveillance in the United States to increase. For example the U.S has programs that use facial recognition that help match photographs of criminals faces to the criminal. Another program that we use helps prevent suicide bombers from attacking. Some people may think that prevention of terrible events reoccuring or occurring is a good thing, but using security systems everywhere may be a violation of their rights and privacy.