Factors Affecting The 14th Amendment

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Slavery is the form of forced labor in which one human being is the property of another. Slavery was one of the biggest factors in America. While the northern states were against slavery, the southern states permitted slavery. The issues of slavery were raging, until one day one man stood up to fight for his freedom. Dred Scott, a man of African descent, was born into slavery in 1795, Southampton County, Virginia. Scott’s owner was an army surgeon, Dr. John Emerson. Emerson had many duties assigned to him where he often had to be moving around and had to be taken Scott with him. When Emerson was assigned a duty in Wisconsin, Scott meet and married a slave named Harriet Robinson. Following, Emerson was reassigned to Louisiana where he had left Scott and Harriet behind. During Emerson’s trip he had met and…show more content…
citizens their “life, liberty or property without due process of law” or to “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws,” in today’s world immigration is affecting the fourteenth amendment. The immigration status is affecting the fourteenth amendment because many immigrants who are pregnant come here to have the baby and the baby automatically becomes a U.S. citizen (birthright citizenship). This provokes an issue because people are starting to question the children of undocumented parents. They are arguing whether the law protects them and whether if their citizens is valid. Although the 14th amendment says that any human being born or naturalized here the states will not deny their rights many believe that the 14th amendment was not written for the children of the undocumented parents. 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

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