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Individual Rights & Civic Responsibilities - Chapter Summary
Explore this chapter at your own pace to study fundamental individual rights and civic responsibilities in the United States. These simple video lessons help you quickly review America's values of liberty, self-government and equality. You can also expect to go over the Constitution's first 10 Amendments, the process of U.S. citizenship and the definition of civic duty. When you're finished working through the chapter, you should be able to:
- Define America's core values
- Summarize the Bill of Rights
- Explain basic concepts related to citizenship and civil society
- Define the concept of civic duty
- Outline the process of obtaining U.S. citizenship
- Recognize the responsibilities of U.S. citizens
When you finish a lesson, you'll have the opportunity to take a short quiz. Take all of the quizzes, as well as the chapter exam, to master these American rights and civic responsibility concepts. If you have any questions, you can easily reach out to our social studies experts. The chapter is available around-the-clock, and it's accessible on any desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.
1. America's Core Values: Liberty, Equality & Self-Government
In this lesson, we will examine a few of America's core values. We will focus especially on liberty, self-government, equality, individualism, diversity, and unity.
2. The Bill of Rights: The Constitution's First 10 Amendments
The Bill of Rights was pivotal in getting the U.S. Constitution ratified. More importantly, the Bill of Rights guarantees the rights of every citizen of the United States in a way that is nearly unequaled.
3. Civil Society and Citizenship
Citizenship and civil society are important concepts in the study of political science. In this lesson, you'll learn what citizenship is and what it means for people that hold it. You'll also learn about the important role of civil society in a democracy.
4. Civic Duty: Definition & Examples
Civic duties are legally mandated responsibilities that all citizens are required to fulfill. Failure to fulfill these obligations could result in legal punishment. We'll look at some examples in American society.
5. US Citizenship: Process & Responsibilities
This lesson will delineate the procedure of U.S. naturalization. It will also explain the responsibilities and mandatory duties of citizenship, as well as the Selective Service Act.
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