Lesson Plan: The 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause

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This lesson explores the evolution of the interpretation of the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause through analysis of primary source excerpts from:

  • 14th Amendment
  • Congressional Debates on the 14th Amendment
  • The Civil Rights Cases (1883)
  • Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
  • Brown v. Board of Education I (1954)
  • Loving v. Virginia (1967)
  • Reed v. Reed (1971)
  • Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978)
  • Obergefell v. Hodges (2015)

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