Ch 7: Understanding Civil Liberties in the U.S.

About This Chapter

Let us help you in your review of civil rights and liberties in the United States as you study for the MTEL History exam. Let our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes aid you in answering these types of questions on exam day.

MTEL History: Civil Liberties in the U.S. - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons can aid you in brushing up on your knowledge of how civil liberties are granted in the U.S., along with information on specific rights such as freedom of speech and of religion. You can use the videos and quizzes to help you prepare for these types of questions on the MTEL History exam:

  • Examining the history of the granting of civil liberties
  • Defining freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to privacy and the right to bear arms
  • Exploring the role of the courts in deciding civil liberties

These lessons cover the history of civil rights and offer opportunities to look at current issues involving civil liberties. Our instructors know what you need to succeed with these types of questions on the MTEL History exam and craft their lessons to provide that information.

Objectives of the MTEL History: Civil Liberties in the U.S. Chapter

All history teachers in Massachusetts must pass the MTEL History exam as a condition of certification. The material covered in this chapter is in the exam's subarea on geography, government and economics, which accounts for 25% of the exam's total scoring.

All the exam questions in this subarea are multiple-choice, as are the questions in the brief quizzes that follow each lesson. With our quizzes, you can assess your knowledge of the subject and see where you need further review as well as gain experience taking computer-based, multiple-choice tests like the MTEL History exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 7: Understanding Civil Liberties in the U.S.
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Origins of Civil Liberties in the United States: History & Timeline

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.

Freedom of Speech, Press & Assembly: Definition, Importance & Limitations

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.

What is Freedom of Religion? - Definition, History & Importance

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.

Law and Order: Procedural Rights of the Accused

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.

The Right to Privacy: Definition & Examples

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.

The Right to Bear Arms: History, Pros & Cons

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.

The Courts and a Free Society: Role in Deciding Civil Liberties

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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