How Will The 14th Amendment Change In The Future?

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There are 27 amendments in the Constitution. These amendments help protect our rights and are modified over time to make sure that they are always protecting our rights to the best that they can. As time passes, society changes which calls for some amendments to be challenged. The amendment that my historian hour is based off is the 14th amendment. It was ratified on July 28, 1868 and its purpose as stated in the Constitution was, “...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 laws.” Basically, this amendment grants citizenship to every person born in the United States. This amendment was proposed right after the American Civil War. It was proposed after this time because …show more content…

This amendment is relevant because everyone has always had certain rights and there is always something out there that can violate someone’s rights. In connection, my compelling question for historian hour is, “How will the 14th amendment change in the future?”. This connects to my amendment because it will always be relevant, just in different ways. In the past it may be relevant to voting rights or slavery but now, it may be relevant to who you are allowed to marry etc. The court cases that the 14th amendment are applied to that I will be explaining are, University of California vs. Bakke that has to do with race, Bush vs. Gore that has to do with voting and recounting votes and lastly, Obergefell vs. Hodges having to do with same-sex marriage.

Race played a role in challenging the 14th amendment during the 1960s-70s. One way that the 14 amendment has been challenged in this

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