Ch 57: AEPA: Civil Liberties

About This Chapter

In the state of Arizona, the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam is used in place of the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam. Use this chapter to prepare for questions on this certification exam about the history of civil liberties in the U.S. and the freedoms protected by the Constitution.

AEPA: Civil Liberties - Chapter Summary

View videos to improve your knowledge about the history of civil liberties in the U.S. and the constitutional amendments that protect them. Watch our expert instructors as they discuss these rights and legislation in a series of short, engaging lesson videos. After these videos, you should have a better understanding of:

  • The history and timeline of civil liberties in the U.S.
  • Limitations to the freedoms of speech, press and assembly
  • History and importance of the freedom of religion
  • Procedural rights of accused in the court system
  • Right to privacy
  • Pros and cons of the right to bear arms
  • Courts' role in deciding civil liberties

These lessons are mobile-device-compatible so that you can watch them whenever you have spare time. Quizzes let you test your understanding of the concepts from each video. After taking these quizzes, make note of the topics you don't understand, then return to main points in the lessons with the timeline's jump feature to improve your mastery over the material. For an alternative review, read the transcripts that accompany each lesson. Once you feel confident with these lessons, test your understanding of the chapter with the chapter exam.

AEPA: Civil Liberties Objectives

The state of Arizona now uses the National Evaluation Series Social Science exam to test prospective middle grades social science teachers' understanding of government, history, geography and economics before certifying them. When test-takers take this exam, they are asked a series of 150 computer-administered, multiple-choice questions in a three-hour testing session. You'll find that 19% of these questions test your knowledge about government, including the rights of U.S. citizens. Use this chapter to review the civil liberties protected by the Bill of Rights and the history behind them.

7 Lessons in Chapter 57: AEPA: Civil Liberties
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Origins of Civil Liberties in the United States: History & Timeline

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

In this lesson, we will learn about the origin of civil liberties in the United States. We will take a closer look at where the civil liberties came from, what they entail and what they mean to society today.

Freedom of Speech, Press & Assembly: Definition, Importance & Limitations

2. Freedom of Speech, Press & Assembly: Definition, Importance & Limitations

In this lesson, we will learn about the freedom of speech, press and assembly. We will take a closer look at the rationale behind these freedoms and the specific clauses of freedom of speech, press and assembly and what they mean to society today.

What is Freedom of Religion? - Definition, History & Importance

3. What is Freedom of Religion? - Definition, History & Importance

In this lesson, we will learn about the freedom of religion. We will take a closer look at the rationale behind the freedom, the specific clauses of the freedom of religion and what it means to society today.

Law and Order: Procedural Rights of the Accused

4. Law and Order: Procedural Rights of the Accused

In this lesson, we will learn about the procedural rights of the accused. We will look at how these rights are defined and what they mean to our justice system today.

The Right to Privacy: Definition & Examples

5. The Right to Privacy: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about the right of privacy. We will take a closer look at the right, what it includes and what it means to society today.

The Right to Bear Arms: History, Pros & Cons

6. The Right to Bear Arms: History, Pros & Cons

In this lesson, we will learn about the right to bear arms. We will take a closer look at the right to find out what it includes and what it means to society today.

The Courts and a Free Society: Role in Deciding Civil Liberties

7. The Courts and a Free Society: Role in Deciding Civil Liberties

In this lesson, we will learn about the origin of the court's role with civil liberties in the United States. We will take a closer look at what the court's positions entail and the effects on society today.

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