What Is The 14th Amendment 14?

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The First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eight and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution all impact criminal procedure in its own significant way. Amendment 14 in my opinion is the foundation for all of those amendments. The 14th amendment defines what it means to be a citizen of the United States. It protects certain rights and privileges of the people. The 14th amendment gave African Americans the right to become citizens. Prior to the 14th amendment African Americans could not become citizens therefore their rights were limited. This amendment allows all that are born in the U.S. to become citizens and made the law permanent. Later that same right was rendered to the children of immigrants. The 14th amendments enforces that they

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