On this day in 1868 - The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The amendment was designed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil liberties of recently freed slaves. It did this by prohibiting states from denying or abridging the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States, depriving any person of his life, liberty, or property without due process of law, or denying to any person within their jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see." - Arthur Schopenhauer
U.S. President Truman asked Congress to formally end the state of war between the United States and Germany on this day in 1951.
| Tuesday, July 09, 2013
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