Ch 13: AEPA: Rights of U.S. Citizens

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We can show you all that you need to know about the rights of US citizens in preparation for the AEPA Political Science/American Government exam. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes provide several different approaches that can help you correctly answer the questions on the test.

AEPA: Rights of U.S. Citizens: Chapter Summary

Use the lessons you find in this chapter to help structure your review of the rights of US citizens as you prepare to take the AEPA Political Science/American Government exam. The videos go over all the important events and concepts so you're ready for questions on this subject on the test. You will review civil liberties, freedom of speech, the right to privacy, American citizenship, and other related topics, including:

  • The procedural rights of accused persons
  • Courts and a free society
  • The Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka, KS
  • The civil rights of minorities
  • Women's civil rights
  • Equal protection under the fourteenth amendment
  • Dimensions of effective citizenship in a pluralistic democracy

Our experienced instructors know how to present the material for maximum clarity and impact, in preparation for the test. By using varied techniques, including video lessons and self-assessment quizzes, the material becomes more interesting and will hold your concentration well.

AEPA: Rights of U.S. Citizens Chapter

The AEPA Political Science/American Government exam is a comprehensive look at your knowledge and understanding of all the subjects that fall within political science and American government. Your score will determine if you are eligible to be licensed as a teacher in this subject in the state of Arizona. The lessons in this Rights of US Citizens chapter fall within Subarea III: United States and Arizona Government, which makes up 58% of the exam's questions. You can practice answering questions like those on the test, and see how well your studying is coming along, by taking the self-assessment quizzes that come with the video lessons.

The AEPA is a computer-based-test (CBT) with 100 selected-response items. You will read a passage or question which is followed by several possible answers. From the alternatives presented, you will need to pick the one correct response.

13 Lessons in Chapter 13: AEPA: Rights of U.S. Citizens
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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 Courts and a Free Society: Role in Deciding Civil Liberties

6. 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.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965: Definition, Summary & Facts

7. The Voting Rights Act of 1965: Definition, Summary & Facts

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 provided protection for minorities against discriminatory practices in voting. We'll consider its historical background, its provisions, its amendments, and its recent interpretation by the Supreme Court.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

8. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

In this lesson, we will learn about the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. We will take an in-depth look at the facts surrounding Brown and the aftermath of the decision.

The Civil Rights of Other Minorities: Issues & Actions Taken

9. The Civil Rights of Other Minorities: Issues & Actions Taken

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of several smaller minority groups. We will take a closer look at the background of basic human civil rights, how the groups are fighting for their rights and what they mean to society today.

The Civil Rights of Women: Timeline, Leaders & Ongoing Issues

10. The Civil Rights of Women: Timeline, Leaders & Ongoing Issues

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of the civil rights of women. We will take a closer look at the background of the rights, what they include and what they mean to society today.

Equal Protection Under The Fourteenth Amendment: Definition & Summary

11. Equal Protection Under The Fourteenth Amendment: Definition & Summary

In this lesson, we will learn about the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. We will take a closer look at the history behind this clause, what it contains and what it means to society today.

US Citizenship: Rights, Responsibilities & Naturalization Process

12. US Citizenship: Rights, Responsibilities & Naturalization Process

In this lesson, we will consider the expectations placed on U.S. citizens, particularly immigrants who undergo naturalization. Learn the specific rights of citizens as well and what makes citizenship different than permanent residency.

Traits of Effective Citizenship in Pluralistic Democracy

13. Traits of Effective Citizenship in Pluralistic Democracy

What is a pluralistic democracy? Well, if you're an American citizen, you live in one. But for this type of society to run smoothly, people have to be effective citizens. Learn what that means, and then test yourself with a brief quiz.

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