The Fourteenth Amendment
Sections One and Five
Date: August 1868
By: McKayla Benton
The fourteenth Amendment: Section 1
The fourteenth amendment states that anyone born into or is granted citizenship in the United States is a United States citizen and a citizen of any state within the United States. No State can make or enforce any law that take away and privileges or rights or a citizen of the U.S. Also no state can deny any one of life, liberty or property without evidence and it can deny anyone the protections of laws.
The Fourteenth Amendment: Section Five
The government has the power the enforce these laws if someone is not obeying them.
This benefits African Americans born in the United States because by what this amendment states, they are a whole person and a citizen so they can now be treated equally.