Ap U.S. History Debate: Should Blacks Have Constitutional Rights?

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Slaves are not included in the Constitution’s discussion of inalienable rights and therefore are not granted the Constitutional rights of other citizens of the United States of America. However, the Constitution does not specify in that slaves are not citizens of the United States of America, the federal government gives the states the rights to govern themselves, and the Constitution does not specify race in the discussion of inalienable rights granted. Therefore, Blacks do have the opportunity to obtain Constitutional rights. The country, in a nutshell, is simply a group of states, made up of a group of vastly diverse peoples. The states all possess but a few defined rights, none of which is the right to decide who and who is not a citizen of the United States of America. The Constitution of New Hampshire, for example, also shows that “every inhabitant of the State having the necessary qualifications,” whereas color and decent were not one. The government does not specify in that America is not “home of the free” to a select few. The states, even though their rights are limited, have the right to govern themselves, but not totally. The states’ representatives each have enough power to uphold their state and represent their state. In saying that, the representatives do not have the power to infringe their laws on other states, unless passed by Congress. With that stated, the individual basis of the biased issue in America does not bleed through the boundaries bordering states. If a state does not feel the need to grant Blacks their freedoms, the state will have to have a law saying so passed by Congress. In the Constitution, every single American, born on the American soil, is considered subject to the rights in the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence does not discriminate, and does not single-out any one particular religious sect,
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