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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a American civil liberties unit of a standard civics course. Topics covered include:
- Development of U.S. civil liberties
- Limitations on the freedom of speech, press, and assembly
- Provisions of the freedom of religion
- Procedural rights of those accused of crimes
- Activities protected by privacy rights
- Benefits and drawbacks of the right to bear arms
- Role of the court system in civil liberty decisions
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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