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Handout #1:
U.S. CONSTITUTION: FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT:
SECTIONS 1 AND 5

Fourteenth Amendment-Guaranteed Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process, and Equal Protection

Directions:

Read the Fourteenth Amendment, sections 1 and 5. Then answer questions A and B with the other students in your group.

A) Summarize the language of sections 1 and 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment.




B) In your opinion, what values are reflected in the Fourteenth Amendment? Are these values compatible with your ideas about a democracy?





After you watch the video segment, answer question C.

C. During the Reconstruction era, how did African Americans begin exercising the rights they believed were protected by the Fourteenth Amendment?





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