Two citizens under the Constitution of the United States

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It is a popular misconception today that because of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Slaughterhouse Cases, that there is only one citizen, a citizen of the United States. Such is not the case. The Supreme Court, in the Slaughterhouse Cases. decided that because of the Fourteenth Amendment, there were now two separate and distinct citizens under the Constitution of the United States, a citizen of the United States and a citizen of the several States.

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