The citizens of each state will be given equal rights and protections by the federal government. This clause was written to ensure justice and equality among citizens of the several states.
The language of this clause is echoed in the Fourteenth Amendment’s Privileges and Immunities Clause.
Life Without the Bill of Rights? is a click-and-explore activity that asks you to consider how life would change without some of our most cherished freedoms. Life Without the Bill of Rights invites you to understand the significance of constitutionally-protected rights.