Importance Of 14th Amendment To Me

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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. This amendment was passed to ensure that the Civil Rights Act passed in 1866 would be valid ensuring all natural born in the U.S. were given the equal benefit of all laws. This Amendment makes me feel safe in the way that the citizenship clause can protect me in the U.S. because

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