Constitution USA with Peter Sagal

Created Equal

Episode 3 | 53m 11s

The high ideals of the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” didn’t make it into the Constitution in 1787. It took three-quarters of a century, and a bloody civil war, before the Fourteenth Amendment of 1868 made equality a constitutional right and gave the federal government the power to enforce it.

Aired: 05/21/13

Expired: 05/22/17

Rating: NR

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