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What Is the Equal Protection Clause?

United States Constitution

The United States is a nation that prides itself on being a land of freedom and opportunity for all people. Yet, many times, minorities have had to fight for their rights. 

The Equal Protection Clause in the 14th Amendment should allow for equality for all, so what is the Equal Protection Clause, and how has it helped Americans?

What Is Selective Incorporation?

Wisconsin State Legislature

Selective incorporation is the doctrine describing how the Bill of Rights imposes some limitations on the federal government and are also applied to states. 

What Is Censure vs. Impeachment?

United States Congress

Article I, Section 5, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution grants the congressional bodies the authority to determine the rules of their proceedings and punish members for disobeying them. Censure and impeachment are some of the ways a house can punish its members.

What Is the Full Faith and Credit Clause?

United States Supreme Court

The term Full Faith and Credit Clause is one that you may have seen mentioned in major Supreme Court rulings. But what is the Full Faith and Credit Clause exactly? What powers does it provide to the courts, and how does it relate to state and family law?

What Is the State of the Union?

American flag

The State of the Union is a speech given by the president of the United States that is delivered around the start of the year. The speech is given to a joint session of Congress as an analysis of the country’s current state.

What Is the Commerce Clause?

Port of Los Angeles

The Commerce Clause grants the United States Congress power to “regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes” (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the United States Constitution).