Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

The Fourteenth Amendment was written to ensure that freed slaves would be treated as citizens, but, in the twentieth century the courts extended its protections to carious classes of people in carious circumstances. This concept of incorporation means that the federal government uses the Fourteenth Amendment to address limitations on liberty by states against their citizens. This lesson explores the significance of this amendment and its impact on our constitutional structure.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

FederalismInalienable Rights Incorporation, Bill of Rights, Supreme Court, Constitution

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

D2.Civ.4.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain how the U.S. Constitution establishes a system of government that has powers, responsibilities, and limits that have changed over time and that are still contested.

D2.Civ.8.K-2: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Describe democratic principles such as equality, fairness, and respect for legitimate authority and rules.

D2.Civ.8.6-8: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Analyze ideas and principles contained in the founding documents of the United States, and explain how they influence the social and political system.
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