Two citizens under the Constitution and not the Fourteenth Amendment

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Citizenship under the Constitution was changed by the Fourteenth Amendment. Before the Fourteenth Amendment there was only one class of citizens under the Constitution of the United States. After the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Supreme Court, in the Slaughterhouse Cases, decided that there now were two separate and distinct citizens under the Constitution of the United States.

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