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Friday, July 9, 2010

14th Amendment

Although the Fourteenth Amendment was originally intended to provide full citizenship and rights to former slaves, the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses have provided important civil rights to all Americans. Ratified on this date in 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to provide equal protection to all persons…

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 the laws”…

These words have been the basis of some of the most important Supreme Court cases of the last 100 years and secure the right to due process to all citizens of the United States.

A visit to the National Constitution Center a wonderful interpretive museum located on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall is an outstanding venue. It is an extremely interactive museum that is located 2 short blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

You can spend a day here right in the center of a revolution then a constitutional government. It doesn’t get more historic than this.