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14Jan 19

Birthright citizenship outlined in 14th Amendment

The 14th Amendment was passed in July 1868, after the American Civil War. It provided US citizenship to people who had been enslaved within the country. Thirty years later, the Supreme Court ruled that people born in the United States were automatically citizens under the 14th amendment. In October 2018,…

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18Nov 16

What is the Electoral College?

Last week, Donald Trump won the 2016 US presidential election even though more people actually voted for Hilary Clinton. How is this possible? Presidential elections in the United States actually have two parts. The first part is the popular vote. This is when people all around the country go to…

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17Aug 16

Delaware court says state death penalty law unconstitutional

Courts in Delaware ruled that the state's death penalty law is unconstitutional due to a recent US Supreme Court ruling. The court claims that the law is unconstitutional because it allows the judge to enact a death sentence, no matter what the jury recommended. The ruling effectively ends capital punishment…

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