It grants citizenship to anyone born in the United States and
guarantees due process and equal protection of the laws. It serves
as the basis for applying the rights specified in the US
Constitution to the states.
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Editors. "The 14th Amendment to the US Constitution adopted". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10967, accessed 28 July 2017.]