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CONSTITUTION USA WITH PETER SAGAL

Created Equal

  • Aired: 05/21/2013
  • 53:11
  • Expires: 05/22/2017
  • Rating: NR
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.
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Learn about the far-reaching changes created by the Fourteenth Amendment.
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