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Title:From slavery to equal protection: the misinterpretation of the fourteenth amendment and its lasting effects on American society
Author(s):Parker, Jasmine D.
Advisor(s):Parker, Laurence J.
Department / Program:Educational Policy Studies
Discipline:Educational Policy Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Reconstruction Era
14th Amendment
Fourteenth Amendment
Black Codes
Equal Protection Clause
Freedmen's Bureau
Civil War
Brown v. Board of Education
Critical Race Theory
Abstract:Written by the Reconstruction Congress, the Fourteenth Amendment was created with the attempts, in some historical interpretations, of providing humane and equal protection rights to newly freed persons. However, other interpretations of the context in the Fourteenth Amendment oppose the goal of the Thirty-ninth Congress with providing equal protection of the law to all newly freedmen. By engaging in this research, it is my goal to explain the Fourteenth Amendment as it was enacted and intended to be; as well as provide a comparative study of how it has been widely interpreted. In addition, I reference landmark Supreme Court cases affecting American society with their rulings based on the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Finally, I provide an alternative interpretation to the understanding of the Fourteenth Amendment. In addition, I make available various options that the United States government could pursue in order to continue supplying opportunities, as well as maintaining diversity, to societal members without violating the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Issue Date:2010-05-19
Rights Information:Copyright 2010 Jasmine D. Parker
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-05-19
Date Deposited:May 2010

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