Understanding The 14th Amendment

We’re all familiar with certain parts of the Bill of Rights. We all know, for example, that freedom of speech is one of the main parts of the 1st amendment, that the 2nd amendment gives us the right to bear arms, and that the 5th amendment is a favorite among old-time gangsters taking the stand … Read moreUnderstanding The 14th Amendment

Incorporation Doctrine of 14th Amendment

The Constitution and its Bill of Rights are often seen as the cornerstones of personal liberty and freedom here in the United States. But for a while, the Bill of Rights only applied to federal, not state, cases. That’s right – until as late as the 1920s, states did not have to abide by the Bill of … Read moreIncorporation Doctrine of 14th Amendment

The Fourteenth Amendment and Citizenship

The Constitution makes several references to United States citizens but didn’t originally spell out the qualifications for citizenship. It also refers to citizens of states, a concept which is still valid even if we don’t think much about it.It wasn’t until the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868 that the Constitution guaranteed anyone citizenship. … Read moreThe Fourteenth Amendment and Citizenship

1st and 14th Amendment Defined

Shockingly, many Americans within the United States do not understand the rights granted to them by the constitution. If you ask a typical U.S. citizen to explain the amendments, the conversation would be long and full of Internet searches. Yet, the entire way of life in America is governed by laws written into the constitution. … Read more1st and 14th Amendment Defined

Know Your Rights

The United States prides itself on being a country with a high regard for freedom. The most basic of these freedoms are in the 1st amendment and the 14th amendment, the former of which is part of a larger collection of freedoms known as the Bill of Rights. The 1st amendment protects freedom of religion, freedom … Read moreKnow Your Rights