The Fourteenth Amendment defines citizenship in America. It was adopted on July 9th, 1868 as one of the Reconstruction Amendments. It was proposed in response to issues related to former slaves, and addresses citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws. The Amendment was strongly contested by the Southern states, who were forced to ratify it in order to regain representation in Congress. Visit the related link below for the entire text of the Fourteenth Amendment.
It gave full citizenship to all people born in the Unites States. Because most African Americans were American born, they became full citizens. The amendment also required every state to grant its citizens "equal protection of the laws."
The consequences about citizenship was.....
The First Amendment
The first (1) amendment defines citizenship!!
Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution can be defined as the amendment that guaranteed rights privileges and immunities of Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection. It solved the problems of the rights of citizenship.
Hmm...Citizenship is defined in the Constitution itself - Article I, Section 8, Clause 4 gives congress the power to determine citizenship. The Constitution does say that anyone living in the United States upon ratification is a US citizen. Also note that citizenship for Black Americans is solidified in the fourteenth amendment, which overturned the Dred Scott v. Sandford decision.
The fourteenth amendment addresses citizenship. Initially it was in relation to the subject of slaves and their citizenship, but it has crossed over to citizenship in general.
the 14th amendment
nationalizing it and giving it constitutional protection
The 14th amendment
The 14th amendment showed improvement in citizenship by defining the equal rights.
The 14th amendment gave citizenship to former slaves. Oddly,, it also gives citizenship to illegal aliens.
It was the 14th Amendment that gave African Americans full citizenship
The 14th amendment.