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  • WebMemo posted December 1, 2005 by Edward Erler Birthright Citizenship and the Constitution

    The following is an entry concerning the first section of Amendment 14 of the Constitution as found in The Heritage Guide to the Constitution. Before the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, citizens of the states were automatically considered citizens of the United States. In 1857, the Dred Scott v. Sanford decision had held that no black of African descent…

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