Origins of Civil Liberties in the United States: History & Timeline

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A U.S. student who wanted to consult a document outlining our civil liberties would consult:

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1. Which case stated that amendments to the U.S. Constitution implied a right to privacy?

2. Which amendment made the Bill of Rights applicable to the states?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination of quiz and worksheet will help you assess your understanding of U.S. civil liberties and how they are protected. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the amendment that made the Bill of Rights applicable to states, and the case that stated amendments to the Constitution implied a right to privacy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Where U.S. civil liberties are found
  • Case that stated that amendments to the Constitution imply a right to privacy
  • Amendment that made the Bill of Rights applicable to states
  • When the ability of the Supreme Court to strike down unconstitutional legislation was confirmed
  • Country whose laws the U.S. Bill of Rights evolved from

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the development of U.S. civil liberties in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key court cases that affected constitutional rights
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Bill of Rights

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Bill of Rights, review the corresponding lesson titled Origins of Civil Liberties in the United States: History & Timeline. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the origin of civil liberties and the Bill of Rights
  • Review examples of civil liberties, such as the right to privacy and the right to bear arms
  • Explore the importance of civil liberties and their connection to founders of the United States
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