What is the importance of the 14th Amendment? explain. (300 + words)© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 19, 2018, 1:00 am ad1c9bdddf
The importance of the 14th Amendment is in the equality it gives all people in the United States. It provides protection to all people, not just specific citizens, who live within a court's jurisdiction. It also provides due process and equal protection for citizens.
Prior to the amendment, the courts had excluded African Americans from equality in due process. The case of Dred Scott v Sandford (1957) before the Supreme Court was one of ...
A discussion on the 14th Amendment and its importance to the country.