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Title Amendment XIV [Gale EBooks electronic resource] : citizenship for all / Jeff Hay, book editor.

Publication Info. Detroit, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, [2009]
©2009
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Series Constitutional amendments : beyond the Bill of Rights
Gale virtual reference library
Constitutional amendments (Detroit, Mich.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1: Historical background on the Fourteenth Amendment -- The Fourteenth Amendment confirms that African Americans are indeed U.S. citizens - Akhil Reed Amar -- The Fourteenth Amendment emerged out of an earlier civil rights act - Kenneth L. Karst -- It is absurd to consider former slaves anything other than full citizens - James F. Wilson -- The Fourteenth Amendment would establish federal despotism over the individual states - A.J. Rogers -- Reconstruction inspired political debate and public violence - Eric Foner -- The Fourteenth Amendment will help America fulfill its promise - Thaddeus Stevens -- America committed itself to citizenship for people of all ethnicities - Earl Warren -- Chapter 2: Testing the Fourteenth Amendment's citizenship clause -- The Fourteenth Amendment ensures citizenship to all people born on U.S. soil - Horace Gray -- The Fourteenth Amendment's citizenship clause is contrary to legal tradition and sets a dangerous precedent - Melville Fuller -- A naturalized U.S. citizen cannot have his or her citizenship taken away without consent - Hugo Black -- The Fourteenth Amendment does not guarantee citizenship in all circumstances - John Marshall Harlan -- Individual states cannot deny public education to the children of undocumented immigrants - William Brennan -- Chapter 3: Citizenship controversies in contemporary America -- The Fourteenth Amendment's guarantee of birthright citizenship should be changed - Ron Paul -- Current debates over citizenship for immigrants recall arguments from earlier times - Garrett Epps -- Illegal immigrants abuse the Fourteenth Amendment by having babies in the United States - Dmitri Vasillaros -- Recent immigrants and their babies are no threat - Priscilla Huang -- The Fourteenth Amendment allows for dual citizenship and divided loyalties - Allan Wall -- Despite an increase in dual citizenship, most immigrants are loyal to the United States - Michael Barone.
Summary Presents the Fourteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on citizenship.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mi : Gale. Available via World Wide Web.
Original Version Original: 170 p. : ill.
System Details Mode of access: Internet.
Subject United States. Constitution. 14th Amendment.
Citizenship -- United States.
Citizenship -- United States -- History.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Immigrants -- Civil rights -- United States.
Added Author Hay, Jeff, editor.
Gale Group.
Added Title Amendment 14
Amendment Fourteen
ISBN 9780737746303 (electronic book)
9780737741247
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