300 word discussion post – American Government on the 14th amendment / equality

300 word discussion post – American Government on the 14th amendment / equality

I’m studying for my Law class and need an explanation.

Please view and take notes on It’s a Free Country Video and/or Professor Patterson’s lecture on Civil Rights and read the Civil Rights chapter in your textbook. Then respond to the following two questions:

  1. Explain the purpose and role of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. How did this amendment change the relationship between the States and the Bill of Rights? What was the context of this amendment? And why is it so significant to equality for all?
  2. Discuss one additional action taken by the government to advance equality for all. Which branch was responsible for this advance?

Once you have posted your response, the other students’ responses will appear. Please read over the other students’ response and then reply to at least one classmate. In your reply identify something you had not previously been aware of or something which challenges you to think differently.


Your response must be at least 300 words. List all web resources and referenced materials that were used. You must use the APA citation style format in listing references used and in parenthetical citations.

View the Discussion Forum Rubric to understand how you will be evaluated.

If you do not make a top level post you will receive no credit for this assignment.

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