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Amendment XIV to the US Constitution subsequently surpassed the Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) denying citizenship to the blacks. This amendment contains the Citizenship Clause, Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause specifically designed to eradicate racial discrimination and to protect rights to life, citizenship and equal protection under the […]Read More
Following years of discontent with the British colonial government occasioned by a series of historical injustices such as oppressive tax regimes and slavery, I hereby wish to append my signature declaring the birth of the United States of America on this 4th day of July 1776.Read More
America was originally inhabited by people of Indian descent, as Lewis and Clark demonstrate in the documentary, Native Americans (Public Broadcasting Service). 500 Nations; an eight part documentary, explores the early and native inhabitants of North-America.Read More
Through its patronage, the British Parliament declared itself the supreme authority arguing that, by definition, everything it did was constitutional. This is as offensive as it is repugnant to the rule of law. In my esteemed opinion, I believe that Parliament’s jurisdiction does not extend to the colonies since we have our own legislatures; the […]Read More
His plan, nonetheless, did not auger well with the radical Congress who dismissed it as a scheme to restore the former powerful plant aristocracy in the South. Lincoln then proposed yet another popular plan to African Americans; he urged them to colonize of Central America.Read More
After acceding to the presidency, former VP, Andrew Johnson’s policy was not in line with what his predecessor had envisaged. As the provisional governor for South Carolina, President Johnson frustrated the bid to redistribute land confiscated under the auspices of the Lincoln’s Confiscation Acts (Roark et al, 2009 p87).Read More