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Civil Liberties in the U.S. - Chapter Summary
The various freedoms afforded to people in the United States are defined under the Bill of Rights and many court decisions. These lessons will detail the origins of civil liberties, and will address several specific rights granted to the American people. The topics covered in this chapter will include the following:
- Freedom of speech, press and assembly
- Freedom of religion
- Right to privacy
- Legal rights of the accused
- Right to bear arms
- The role of the courts
This chapter includes a timeline feature, located directly below each of the video lessons, that provides a convenient way for you to take the lesson at your own pace and never worry about losing your spot or missing a key term. On top of that, the lessons are all optimized for viewing on your mobile device, so you can start a study session at home and pick up where you left off while on the go.
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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