Amendments to the US Constitution, Question:

What does Amendment 14 change?


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Amendment 14 has 4 main points. 

  • Point 1:  All persons born or naturalized in the U.S. are citizens and no state can take away those things guaranteed by the constitution from them. 
  • Point 2:  Any state that denies the right to vote of citizens shall lose representation in Congress proportional to the persons denied citizenship rights. 
  • Point 3:  If you have been in rebellion against the U.S. you cannot be a member of Congress. 
  • Point 4:  The U.S. will not assume the debt of the states that have been in rebellion, nor pay them for freed slaves.
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