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Ch 14: AP US Government and Politics: Civil Rights

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons, and learn about the origins of civil rights in America. The quizzes that follow each of the lessons can help you gauge your comprehension of the materials.

Civil Rights - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Civil rights are designed to protect the freedoms of individuals from government and social organizations as well as from other individuals. An American's civil rights include the right to privacy and freedom of thought, speech and expression. After watching these Civil Rights video lessons, you should understand more about:

  • The civil rights of women
  • The civil rights of Americans who have disabilities
  • The Fourteenth Amendment

Video Objective
The Origins of Civil Rights: History, Lesson and Quiz Explore developments in civil rights from the Civil War through the 1940s.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision and Significance Examine the results of the civil rights movement since this historic decision.
The Civil Rights of Other Minorities: Issues and Actions Taken Learn about civil rights issues for minorities other than African-Americans, including Asian Americans, Native Americans, and gay and lesbian Americans.
The Civil Rights of Women: Timeline, Leaders and Ongoing Issues Explore the civil rights objectives of women.
The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial and Legislative Victories Discuss some of the victories of these citizens.
Equal Protection Under the Fourteenth Amendment: Definition and Summary Study the differences between strict and intermediate scrutiny.

6 Lessons in Chapter 14: AP US Government and Politics: Civil Rights
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Origins of Civil Rights: History & Overview

1. The Origins of Civil Rights: History & Overview

Most people know that a major victory for civil rights was won when the slaves were freed after the American Civil War, but that was just the beginning. In this lesson, we'll look at civil rights and the Civil Rights Movement in America.

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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.

The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial & Legislative Victories

5. The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial & Legislative Victories

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of the civil rights of Americans with disabilities. 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

6. 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.

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