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Supreme Court Cases Decided because of the Fourteenth Amendment


More about the Fourteenth (14th) Amendment.

Video discussion after the film "14" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIGtykjBoK4 


  • Case 1: U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark (1898) – People born in the U.S. are citizens of the U.S. even if parents are citizens of another country. 

More info:

Brief Overview - https://www.oyez.org/cases/1850-1900/169us649 

About Wong Kim Ark - http://www.scpr.org/blogs/multiamerican/2011/01/19/7987/who-was-wong-kim-ark/ 

Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Wong_Kim_Ark 

NPR Interview with Wong Kim Ark's Granddaughter - http://www.npr.org/2015/10/02/445346769/he-famously-fought-for-his-u-s-citizenship-where-are-his-descendants-now 

History Channel, "Immigrant Son Who Fought for Citizenship"  - http://www.history.com/news/born-in-the-usa-the-immigrant-son-who-fought-for-birthright-citizenship 

Video Vimeo (2 minutes) - https://vimeo.com/93337208 


  • Case 2: Hernandez v. Texas (1954) – Mexican-Americans and other nationalities had equal protection under the 14th Amendment. Up to this time, non-White people were excluded from serving on court juries. 

More info:

Brief Overview - https://www.oyez.org/cases/1940-1955/347us475 

Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hernandez_v._Texas 

Bullock Museum, Texas - https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/discover/artifacts/hernandez-v-texas-spotlight-050115 

New York Times Editorial about Civil Rights - http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/15/opinion/a-quiet-victory-for-civil-rights.html 

YouTube (2 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBqPulDnIxg 


  • Case 3: Brown v. Board of Education (1954) – Determined separate was not equal in schools. Overturned Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

More info:

Brief Overview - https://www.oyez.org/cases/1940-1955/347us483 

Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_v._Board_of_Education 

The Brown Family - http://www.famous-trials.com/brownvtopeka/661-meetthebrowns 

PBS Landmark Cases - https://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/rights/landmark_brown.html 

National Archives About Brown v. Education - https://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/brown-v-board/bios.html 

CNN Fast Facts - http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/04/us/brown-v-board-of-education/index.html 


  • Case 4: Loving v. Virginia (1967) – Overturned state laws that prohibited inter-racial marriage.

More info:

Brief Overview - https://www.oyez.org/cases/1966/395 

Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loving_v._Virginia 

ACLU Looking back and Loving, the Movie - https://www.aclu.org/issues/racial-justice/loving 

Time Magazine, Lessons of Loving - http://motto.time.com/4575296/loving-movie-racism/


  • Case 5: Roe v. Wade (1973) – Woman’s right to privacy and choice regarding abortion.

More info:

Brief Overview - https://www.oyez.org/cases/1971/70-18 

Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_v._Wade 

PBS Landmark Cases - https://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/rights/landmark_roe.html 

CNN Fast Facts - http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/04/us/roe-v-wade-fast-facts/index.html 

About Norma McCorvey (aka Jane Roe - Feb. 2017) - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/norma-mccorvey-jane-roe-of-roe-v-wade-decision-legalizing-abortion-dies-at-69/2017/02/18/24b83108-396e-11e6-8f7c-d4c723a2becb_story.html


  • Case 6: Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) – Same sex marriage is legal and states must license any marriage between two people of the same sex. 

More info:

Brief Overview - https://www.oyez.org/cases/2014/14-556 

Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obergefell_v._Hodges 

Washington Post, About Jim Obergefell - https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/how-jim-obergefell-became-the-face-of-the-supreme-court-gay-marriage-case/2015/04/06/3740433c-d958-11e4-b3f2-607bd612aeac_story.html

New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/27/us/supreme-court-same-sex-marriage.html 

The Atlantic: Obergefell and the History of Gay Marriage - https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/06/history-marriage-supreme-court/396443/ 

YouTube About Obergefell (Student reporting) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DPpMJeyYA8 

Interview of James Obergefell (1 hour) - https://youtu.be/wvYEvSWu9Bc



Additional Case options

Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) – Racial segregation is legal and is not an infringement on the equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Brief Overview:https://www.oyez.org/cases/1850-1900/163us537 


Lawrence v. Texas (2003) – All people have a right to privacy and cannot be criminalized for private consensual activities. 

Brief Overview: https://www.oyez.org/cases/2002/02-102  









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