Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

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    Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

  • Ratification of Bill of Rights

    Ratification of Bill of Rights
    Articles Three–Twelve were ratified as additions to the Constitution on December 15, 1791, and became Amendments One–Ten, The Bill of Rights to the Constitution. Picture:
  • Amendment XIII

    Amendment XIII
    Amendment 13 abolished slavery and involuntery servitude. Picture:
  • Amendment XIV

    Amendment XIV
    Amendment 14 Defines citizenship and citizens' rights. African-Americans became citizens. Also, 14th Amendment is important due to the "Due Process Clause", and "Equal Protection Clause", which prohibits States from discrimination. Later 14th Amendment will be used to end discrimination in the South.
    Later on, the Supreme Court protected this right for the children of immigrants and the right of Native Americans to become citizens also was protected later on.