Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Happy Anniversary To The Fourteenth Amendment
Happpy Anniversary to the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. On this date 141 years ago, July 28, 1868, Secretary of State William Seward proclaimed that the Fourteenth Amendment was officially added to the Constitution. This amendment prevents a state from depriving its citizens of life, liberty or property without due process of law, and prevents the denial by a state to its citizens of the equal protection of law. This amendment became a part of the Constitution shortly following the end of the Civil War and the assassination of President Lincoln.