The 14th Amendment – 147th Anniversary

Passed by Congress June 13, 1866, and ratified July 9, 1868, the 14th amendment extended liberties and rights granted by the Bill of Rights to former slaves.

Following the Civil War, Congress submitted to the states three amendments as part of its Reconstruction program to guarantee equal civil and legal rights to black citizens. The major provision of the 14th amendment was to grant citizenship to “All persons born or naturalized in the United States,” thereby granting citizenship to former slaves. Another equally important provision was the statement that “nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” The right to due process of law and equal protection of the law now applied to both the Federal and state governments. On June 16, 1866, the House Joint Resolution proposing the 14th amendment to the Constitution was submitted to the states. On July 28, 1868, the 14th amendment was declared, in a certificate of the Secretary of State, ratified by the necessary 28 of the 37 States, and became part of the supreme law of the land.

For more: http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=43

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17 thoughts on “The 14th Amendment – 147th Anniversary

  1. WH

    Saturday, July 9, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama attends North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit on Afghanistan
    Warsaw National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland

    President Obama attends a meeting on the NATO Alliance Council
    Warsaw National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland

    President Obama attends a meeting on NATO Ukraine Commission
    Warsaw National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland

    President Obama holds a press conference
    Warsaw National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland

    President Obama departs Warson en route to Madrid, Spain
    Warsaw Chopin Airport, Warsaw, Poland

    President Obama arrives Madrid, Spain
    Torrejón Air Base, Spain

    President Obama overnights in Madrid
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  2. 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution

    July 9, 1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law.

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    Passed by Congress June 13, 1866, and ratified July 9, 1868, the 14th amendment extended liberties and rights granted by the Bill of Rights to former slaves.

    Following the Civil War, Congress submitted to the states three amendments as part of its Reconstruction program to guarantee equal civil and legal rights to black citizens. The major provision of the 14th amendment was to grant citizenship to “All persons born or naturalized in the United States,” thereby granting citizenship to former slaves. Another equally important provision was the statement that “nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” The right to due process of law and equal protection of the law now applied to both the Federal and state governments. On June 16, 1866, the House Joint Resolution proposing the 14th amendment to the Constitution was submitted to the states. On July 28, 1868, the 14th amendment was declared, in a certificate of the Secretary of State, ratified by the necessary 28 of the 37 States, and became part of the supreme law of the land.

    For more: Passed by Congress June 13, 1866, and ratified July 9, 1868, the 14th amendment extended liberties and rights granted by the Bill of Rights to former slaves.

    Following the Civil War, Congress submitted to the states three amendments as part of its Reconstruction program to guarantee equal civil and legal rights to black citizens. The major provision of the 14th amendment was to grant citizenship to “All persons born or naturalized in the United States,” thereby granting citizenship to former slaves. Another equally important provision was the statement that “nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” The right to due process of law and equal protection of the law now applied to both the Federal and state governments. On June 16, 1866, the House Joint Resolution proposing the 14th amendment to the Constitution was submitted to the states. On July 28, 1868, the 14th amendment was declared, in a certificate of the Secretary of State, ratified by the necessary 28 of the 37 States, and became part of the supreme law of the land.

    For more: http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=43

  3. President Obama’s Travel Itinerary
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    Saturday, July 9

    President Obama attends North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit on Afghanistan
    Warsaw National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland

    President Obama attends a meeting on the NATO Alliance Council
    Warsaw National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland

    President Obama attends a meeting on NATO Ukraine Commission
    Warsaw National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland

    President Obama holds a press conference
    Warsaw National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland

    President Obama travels to Madrid, Spain

    • July 09, 2016

      Remarks by President Obama at Press Conference After NATO Summit

      PGE Narodowy

      Warsaw, Poland

      6:29 P.M. CEST

      PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good evening, everybody. Once again, I want to thank the government and the people of Poland for hosting this NATO Summit. And I especially want to thank the people of Warsaw for their wonderful hospitality. It is my third visit to Poland. Each time, we have been received with tremendous friendship, and it signifies the close bonds between our two countries.

      I want to begin this press conference with events back home. This has been a tough week — first and foremost, for the families who have been killed, but also for the entire American family. In my call yesterday to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, I stressed that the Justice Department and our federal government should continue to do everything that we can to assist the investigation in Dallas, and to support the police and the city of Dallas as they deal with this tragedy.

      In my call to Chief Brown, I commended him for showing outstanding leadership during an extremely challenging time, and asked him to convey to all the officers and their families how the American people are grieving with them and that we stand with them.

      I’ll have the opportunity to convey our condolences and show our solidarity when I visit Dallas in a few days. But before I do, let me just make some very brief points. First of all, as painful as this week has been, I firmly believe that America is not as divided as some have suggested. Americans of all races and all backgrounds are rightly outraged by the inexcusable attacks on police, whether it’s in Dallas or anyplace else.

      That includes protestors. It includes family members who have grave concerns about police conduct, and they have said that this is unacceptable. There’s no division there. And Americans of all races and all backgrounds are also rightly saddened and angered about the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and about the larger, persistent problem of African Americans and Latinos being treated differently in our criminal justice system.

      So there is sorrow, there is anger, there is confusion about next steps. But there’s unity in recognizing that this is not how we want our communities to operate. This is not who we want to be as Americans. And that serves as the basis for us being able to move forward in a constructive and positive way.

      So we cannot let the actions of a few define all of us. The demented individual who carried out those attacks in Dallas, he’s no more representative of African Americans than the shooter in Charleston was representative of white Americans, or the shooter in Orlando or San Bernardino were representative of Muslim Americans. They don’t speak for us. That’s not who we are.

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  4. Democratic National Convention Committee Convenes Mid-Atlantic Democratic Platform Forum
    Democrats Asked to Make their Voices Heard by Providing Written Testimony, Submitting Video Testimony or Requesting to Appear in Person

    Jun 07, 2016, 14:23 ET from 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee

    PHILADELPHIA, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

    On Wednesday, June 8th and Thursday, June 9th at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., the 2016 Democratic Platform Drafting Committee will hold the first in a series of regional events designed to engage every voice in the Party. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Platform Drafting Chair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), and Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) CEO, Rev. Leah D. Daughtry will deliver opening remarks at the forum. The Drafting Committee will then hear from policy experts and Democrats from all walks of life to inform the Democratic National Platform.

    In an effort to welcome every voice in the Party, the DNCC has announced multiple ways in which the public can participate in the series of regional events. Democrats interested in providing testimony can go to http://www.demconvention.com/platform to submit written or video testimony. Members of the public interested in attending the events can also RSVP online; seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.

    For more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/democratic-national-convention-committee-convenes-mid-atlantic-democratic-platform-forum-300281045.html

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    2016 Democratic National Convention Committee Platform Meeting

    Forums will be held in the following regions:

  5. July 09, 2016

    Weekly Address: Standing Together to Stop the Violence

    Remarks of Vice President Joe Biden as Prepared for Delivery
    Weekly Address
    The White House

    Although I didn’t know the five police officers who were killed, or the seven who were wounded in Dallas this week – I knew them.

    They were the folks I grew up with: The boy with the most courage and the most compassion; the man with a brave heart and a generous soul, whose words were always encouraging; the son who made his mother proud every time he turned and smiled at her; and the friend who you could always count on. Being a cop wasn’t just what they did. It was who they were—like every officer who joined for essentially the same reason. There was something about them that made them think they could help, that they should serve, that they had a duty.

    So when an assassin’s bullet targeted the police force in Dallas, it touched the soul of the nation. Those killed and wounded were protecting the safety of those who were peacefully protesting against racial injustices in the criminal justice system. Those who were marching against the kind of shocking images we saw in St. Paul and Baton Rouge—and have seen too often elsewhere—of too many black lives lost.

    I believe the Dallas Police Department is one of the finest in the nation—and this incredibly diverse city can bridge any divide. To paraphrase Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, let us use our words carefully. Let us act with unity, not division. As Dallas Police Chief David Brown—one of the leading chiefs in America—said, “There are no words to describe the atrocity that occurred to our city, all I know is that this must stop, this divisiveness between our police and our citizens.”

    As Americans, we are wounded by all of these deaths. It’s on all of us to stand up, to speak out about disparities in our criminal justice system—just as it’s on all of us to stand up for the police who protect us in our communities every day. In the days and weeks ahead, we’ll continue offering our thoughts and prayers to provide comfort to the broken-hearted families. But they will only be redeemed by the courage of our actions that honor their memories.

    So while we’re being tested, we can’t be pulled apart. We are America, with bonds that hold us together. We endure, we persevere, we overcome, we stand together.

  6. WH

    Sunday, July 10,, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama is greeted by Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia in an official arrival ceremony
    The Royal Palace, Madrid, Spain

    President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Spanish King Felipe VI
    The Royal Palace, Madrid, Spain

    President Obama and Spanish King Felipe VI hold a joint press conference
    The Royal Palace, Madrid, Spain

    President Obama and meets with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
    The Royal Palace, Madrid, Spain

    President Obama meets with US Embassy employees and family members
    United States Embassy to Madrid, Spain

    President Obama visits the visit U.S. military service-members
    Naval Station Rota, Spain

    President Obama departs Spain to return to the White House

    President Obama arrives Joint Base Andrews

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  7. President Obama’s Travel Itinerary
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    Sunday, July 10

    President Obama is greeted by Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia in an official arrival ceremony
    The Royal Palace, Madrid, Spain

    President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Spanish King Felipe VI
    The Royal Palace, Madrid, Spain

    President Obama and Spanish King Felipe VI hold a joint press conference
    The Royal Palace, Madrid, Spain

    President Obama and meets with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
    The Royal Palace, Madrid, Spain

    President Obama meets with US Embassy employees and family members
    United States Embassy to Madrid, Spain

    President Obama visits the U.S. military service-members
    Naval Station Rota, Spain

    President Obama departs Spain to return to the White House

    President Obama arrives Joint Base Andrews

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    • July 10, 2016

      Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Rajoy of Spain After Bilateral Meeting

      Palacio de la Moncloa

      Madrid, Spain

      10:51 A.M. CEST

      PRESIDENT RAJOY: (As interpreted.) Good morning, everybody. As you know, we just had a meeting where we addressed a number of issues which I will be describing. First of all, I would like to welcome once again the President of the United States to the Palace of the Moncloa, President Barack Obama. I thanked him, and I would like to thank him once again for coming before the end of his term. No U.S. President had visited for 15 years last time — the last visit we had was 15 years ago.

      So I would like to thank him particularly. I did it earlier, and I’d like to do it formally. On behalf of all Spaniards, I would like to thank him for maintaining his visit after the serious events that have taken place in his country. And I expressed our sympathy and our affection to all the American people.

      I’ve also explained this country’s situation at this time, especially from an economic standpoint. The President of the United States knows how the situation has evolved in our economy. He showed interest for our country’s economy. When the crisis started in 2007-2008, and when I was already President of the government in 2012, we went through very difficult times, and now we see that those times have been overcome in spite of some pending issues.

      Spain is no longer in a recession. Spain is growing — the economy, which is growing fastest in the EU. And jobs are no longer destroyed, jobs are being created. In 2015, we had very positive figures, as you know. And 2016 is also positive for the time being, and we hope things will continue like that.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/10/remarks-president-obama-and-prime-minister-rajoy-spain-after-bilateral

    • July 10, 2016

      Remarks By President Obama to Troops at Naval Station Rota

      Naval Station Rota

      Rota, Spain

      6:53 P.M. CEST

      PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, Team Rota! (Applause.) Buenas tardes! Please, everybody, have a seat. Thank you, Minister Morenes, for your kind introduction, for your leadership and for your partnership. We could not ask for a better ally than Spain.

      I want to recognize your outstanding leadership team here at Rota. Vice Admiral Jaime Foggo. Give him a big round of applause. Come on, guys. (Applause.) Captain Mike MacNicholl. (Applause.) Now, apparently, Mike has only been here three weeks. Five days after he started, the Secretary of the Navy visited. And now, here comes the President. So we’re testing Mike a little bit. It’s like the in-laws coming over. (Laughter.) But he is doing an outstanding job already. We have great confidence in him. And I also want to acknowledge Command Master Chief Michelle Brooks. (Applause.) I tend to like people named Michelle. (Laughter.) And you spell it right, with two L’s. It’s the right way to do it.

      Now, we’ve got quite a group here today. We’ve got sailors from the United States Navy. (Applause.) We’ve got the Air Force 725th Maintenance Squadron. (Applause.) We’ve got Marines from Morón. (Applause.) We’ve got outstanding civilian personnel. Don’t be left out, civilians. Make some noise. (Applause.) And of course, we’ve got the loved ones who serve by your side. Give it up for our incredible military families. (Applause.)

      And we’re proud to be joined by our outstanding Spanish allies and friends. Marineros from Spain’s armada.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/10/remarks-president-obama-troops-naval-station-rota

  8. July 10, 2016

    Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Passing of Abdul Sattar Edhi

    Abdul Sattar Edhi was one of the world’s great humanitarians. From the medical clinic he established in Karachi, Pakistan almost 60 years ago, he and his wife Bilquis created a vast network of social services for Pakistan’s most vulnerable, encompassing nursing homes, orphanages, soup kitchens, maternity wards, women’s shelters, rehabilitation centers, and the largest voluntary ambulance fleet in the world. Even as his foundation’s operations expanded beyond Pakistan’s borders, Edhi still often drove his own ambulance, personally caring for the injured.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/10/statement-nsc-spokesperson-ned-price-passing-abdul-sattar-edhi

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