This episode of Our American Republic looks at the difference between citizens of a nation and subjects of a lord, or slaves of a master. American Citizens hold legal status in the United States above that of foreigners. But, how is being a citizen different than any other status? Why is it that American Government may not order a law-abiding citizen to do something against his/her will? Lets find out!
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1. Rule of Law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_law
2. The Thirteenth Amendment: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/thirteenthamendment.html
3. Two Treatises of Government, John Locke: http://socserv2.mcmaster.ca/econ/ugcm/3ll3/locke/government.pdf
4. Constitution of the United States, Amendments 13, 14, and 15. http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_amendments_11-27.html
5. Civil Rights, http://youtu.be/QXNyJnTMdzE
6. Human Rights, http://youtu.be/jwRg_kWJceU