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Constitutional Law in the U.S. - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
In this series of video lessons, you'll gain an overview of U.S. constitutional law. A qualified instructor will lead you through several important amendments, laying out what the amendment is, describing relevant legal concepts, and citing real-world legal cases to demonstrate constitutional law as it's applied in real-world settings. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Define what the constitution is and what amendments are
- Identify and describe several key amendments
- Understand and explain the scope and limits of several amendments to the Constitution
- Name relevant course cases to illustrate the nature of the amendments discussed above
|The First Amendment: Commercial Speech, Scrutiny & Restrictions||Explain the concepts of commercial speech, intermediate and strict scrutiny, and content-neutral restrictions within the context of an actual legal case|
|The Fourth Amendment: Search & Seizure||Discuss the parameters of this amendment within the context of an actual legal case|
|Due Process & Takings the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments||Explain the concepts of due process and takings as stated in the language of these two amendments|
|The Equal Protection Clause in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments||Describe legal concepts related specifically to these amendments, including 'equal protection', discriminatory laws, suspect classification, and the rational basis test|
|Ninth Amendment: Rights Retained by People||Describe this amendment and the rights it outlines within the context of an actual court case|
1. The First Amendment: Commercial Speech, Scrutiny & Restrictions
The First Amendment of the Constitution states that all citizens are free to practice their preferred religion, speak freely and to assemble. Learn how and why businesses are less protected and are held to a higher scrutiny in this lesson.
2. The Fourth Amendment: Search & Seizure
One of our rights according to the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution is the Fourth Amendment, and it protects citizens from illegal search and seizure of person or property with proper warrants stating probable cause.
3. Due Process & Taking the Fifth & Fourteenth Amendments
There are only two amendments that stand for the same rights: the 5th Amendment and 14th Amendment. In this lesson, we will learn how both amendments speak to the rights of life, liberty and property with government protection and due process.
4. The Equal Protection Clause in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments
Both the 5th Amendment and the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution provide all citizens with equal protection of their right to life, liberty and property. The main difference being the 5th Amendment provides it under the Due Process clause.
5. Ninth Amendment: Rights Retained by People
The purpose of the Ninth Amendment is to protect the citizens' rights that aren't necessarily mentioned elsewhere in the Constitution, like the right to privacy or the right to marry. It also prevents the violation of those rights by the government.
6. Miranda v. Arizona: Summary, Facts & Significance
In the famous case Miranda v. Arizona, the Supreme Court ruled that suspects can only be interrogated after the police read them their legal rights. Read on to learn more about the details and legal legacy of Miranda v. Arizona.
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- Criminal Law in the U.S.
- The Criminal Trial in the U.S. Justice System
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- The Role of the Police Department
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- The Juvenile Justice System
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