About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering rights and responsibilities of the American government material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about American government rights and duties. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing American government rights and duties
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning civics (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Watch each video in the course to review all key topics
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the American Government Rights & Duties chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this course cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take the American Government Rights & Duties chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any American government question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the rights and responsibilities of government for a standard US citizenship course. Topics covered include:
- The Bill of Rights and civil liberties
- Freedom of speech and its importance
- The rights of suspects and defendants
- Limitations of the Second Amendment right to bear arms
- Privacy rights and the effects of technology
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the US Citizenship Study Guide course
- The Naturalization Process
- Naturalization Requirements
- Naturalization Tests & Interview
- American Government Principles
- American Government Systems
- America's Discovery, Colonization & Revolution
- American History in the 1800s
- Forging the United States
- American History from 1900 to Present
- Geography of the United States
- American Symbols & Holidays
- Reading in English
- English Grammar & Writing
- US Citizenship Test Information & Prep