"How the 14th Amendment Changed the Constitution"
This presentation, by University of Maine at Presque Isle professor of history Brent S. Anderson, explains how the 14th Amendment fundamentally changed the Constitution. The amendment’s equal protection and due process of law clauses engendered a revolution in constitutional law and paved the way for several landmark Supreme Court decisions. These include Brown v. Board of Education, which outlawed racial segregation in public education, and Obergefell v Hodges, which struck down laws prohibiting same-gender marriage.
Discuss issues of local importance in your community with Speaking of Maine, a single-session speaker program that brings experts to your library. We select a roster of speakers with expertise in a variety of local issues (such as education, immigration, jobs, or the environment), and you choose the one that fits your community needs.