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Patrick Henry

Founding Father: Patrick HenryPatrick Henry’s Early LifePatrick Henry was born on May 29, 1736, in Studley, Virginia. As a child, Patrick Henry was a little bit lazy, so his parents
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14th Amendment

TEXT OF 14th AMENDMENT   AMENDMENT XIV SECTION 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States
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15th Amendment

The 15th amendment protects the rights of Americans to vote in elections to elect their leaders.  Specifically, it confirms the right to vote and lists conditions that are illegal to
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Barron v. Baltimore

The Background: Barron V. Baltimore Mr. John Barron was a resident of Baltimore, Maryland. He sued his home city because his business, which was located in Baltimore harbor, was damaged.
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16th Amendment

A tax is money that is paid to the government and will be added when buying or owning something valuable.
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Boumediene v. Bush

  Boumediene V. Bush: The Background The case of Boumediene v. Bush dealt with something called habeas corpus. The case
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17th Amendment

Just like the President and our mayors and governors, we elect our senators to represent us in the United States
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Bowers v. Hardwick

Bowers V. Hardwick: The Background The case of Bowers v. Hardwick is very interesting. It all started when Mr. Hardwick
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18th Amendment

The 18th amendment is the only amendment to be repealed from the constitution.  This unpopular amendment banned the sale and
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Brandenburg v. Ohio

  Brandenburg V. Ohio: The Background Clarence Brandenburg was a leading member of the Ku Klux Klan (a very mean-spirited group of radicals). His group was located in the woods
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