Fourteenth Amendment

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Noun1.Fourteenth Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1868; extends the guarantees of the Bill of Rights to the states as well as to the federal government
Constitution of the United States, U.S. Constitution, United States Constitution, US Constitution, Constitution - the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Until I can be certain that repeal of Article II, section 1 will not degrade our collective commitment to section 1 of Amendment XIV, I will feel uneasy.
A single-amendment proposal that has gained traction in the Tea Party and libertarian movements is from Randy Barnett, professor of constitutional law at Georgetown University Law School, which he calls the "Federalism Amendment." It is a multi-part amendment, like the current Amendment XIV, that intends to restore the proper balance between the state and federal governments and to eliminate the income tax, worthy goals indeed.
Specific Amendments were proposed to have all eligible citizens become voters: Amendment XIII (Slavery prohibited), 1865; Amendment XIV (Citizenship defined), 1868; Amendment XV (Right to vote by certain citizens defined), 1870; Amendment XIX (Defined voting for women), 1920; Amendment XXIII (Electors for the District of Columbia), 1961; Amendment XXIV (Prohibited poll tax to vote), 1964; and Amendment XXVI (Voting for 18 year olds), 1971.