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Ch 62: MTTC History: Civil Liberties in the U.S.

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Use these lessons to get ready for the MTTC History exam. Study up on U.S. civil liberties as you review topics like freedom of speech, right to privacy and rights of the accused.

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

Let our instructors help you prepare for the MTTC History exam with lessons presented in a fun, convenient video format. Each lesson covers an important civil liberties topic you'll need to know about for the exam, such as:

  • History and origins of civil liberties in the U.S.
  • Importance of freedoms of speech, assembly and press
  • History of religious freedom
  • Procedural rights of the accused
  • History of the right to privacy
  • Pros and cons of the right to bear arms
  • Courts' role in deciding civil liberties

Quickly prepare for the MTTC History exam with these short videos that break down larger concepts into easily digestible chunks. Use the lesson transcripts to review key vocabulary terms, and access video tags to refer back to main parts of each video that you want to re-watch as you get ready for the exam.

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

In order to earn a license to teach history in Michigan, you'll need to take the MTTC History exam as one step in the licensure process. The exam is designed to assess your knowledge of historical concepts, and questions are in a multiple-choice format. Questions on civil liberties can be found in the interdisciplinary perspectives subarea, which covers about 24% of the exam.

Our self-assessment quizzes are useful for preparing for the exam because they ask questions in the same format as those found on the exam. Each question features a passage or graphic that you'll need to read or review before choosing an answer from a selection of responses.

7 Lessons in Chapter 62: MTTC History: Civil Liberties in the U.S.
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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