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Teaching the Bill of Rights: The 14th Amendment – Part Two

Teaching the 14th Amendment and the concept of Incorporation are important – yet complex – legal and constitutional issues for educators and students. Click HERE for the lesson plans that accompany this video:

As students wrestle with the concepts of individual rights and due process, they are presented with numerous 20th and 21st century examples of how the 14th Amendment has impacted their daily lives. Does the Constitution/14th Amendment permit states to understand the fundamental rights of Americans in fundamentally different ways? Which level of government can best protect those rights? What role does/should the Supreme Court play in this process?