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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- How did civil liberties originate in the United States?
- What are some of the limitations on freedom of assembly, press and speech?
- Why is freedom of religion so important?
- How has the right to bear arms evolved over time?
- What are the guiding principles behind the right to privacy?
- How do the courts influence the extent of civil liberties?
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.
8. The Death With Dignity Act: History & Origin
The Death with Dignity Act is a law that permits terminally ill residents of certain states who meet specific criteria to request a lethal dose of a prescription drug to accelerate their death. This is also referred to as physician-assisted suicide.
9. The Souls of Black Folk by Du Bois: Summary, Analysis & Themes
This lesson gives a summary of 'The Souls of Black Folk,' which is a book that was written by W.E.B. Du Bois. A brief history of Du Bois is given, as well as an analysis of the content and theme of the book.
10. What is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?
When a person is the victim of a pattern of abuse in a relationship, they may qualify for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order. This lesson defines domestic violence and who may apply for this specific type of protection order.
11. Civil Harassment: Definition & Types
Everyone has heard the term harassment used in one form or another at some point in time. This lesson will define what constitutes civil harassment, and the different types of harassment that are legally included and prohibited.
12. Civil Harassment Restraining Orders: Definition & Rules
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13. What is Cyberstalking? - Definition & Examples
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14. Cyberstalking: Laws & Punishments
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15. Bail Bond: Definition & Process
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16. How to Change Your Name: Laws & Process
In this lesson, you'll learn how to legally change your name as a U.S. citizen and discover all the required documents you'll need. Learn how to get a new social security card and driver's license as well as how to change your name on your other accounts.
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- Civil Rights in Political Science: Help and Review
- Political Ideologies and Philosophy: Help and Review
- Forms of Government: Help and Review
- Types of Legislatures in Government: Help and Review
- Presidential Elections & Powers: Help and Review
- The Congress: Powers & Elections: Help and Review
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- The Federal Bureaucracy in the United States in Political Science: Help and Review
- The History & Role of Political Parties: Help and Review
- Interest Groups in Politics: Help and Review
- Mass Media and Politics: Help and Review
- Political Culture, Public Opinion & Civic Behavior: Help and Review
- Comparative Law: Help and Review
- Public and Social Policy: Help and Review
- Fiscal Policy in Government & the Economy: Help and Review
- Foreign Policy, Defense Policy & Government: Help and Review
- Concepts of International Relations: Help and Review
- International Actors in Political Science: Help and Review
- International Law in Politics: Help and Review
- Global Issues and Politics: Help and Review