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Ch 14: MTTC Political Science: Rights of U.S. Citizens

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Accumulate more details about the rights of U.S. citizens in order to accurately answer related questions on the MTTC Political Science examination. Brush up on these rights when you watch this chapter's video lessons.

MTTC Political Science: Rights of U.S. Citizens - Chapter Summary

Combine the knowledge gained from your previous studies with the material in this chapter's video lessons. Delivered online, the videos focus on the importance of freedom of speech, the civil rights of minorities and the protections offered by the Fourteenth Amendment. While you prepare to pass the MTTC Political Science examination, you could learn more about voting rights and the procedures involved in obtaining U.S. citizenship. Use this chapter's educational lessons in order to:

  • Explain the history of U.S. civil liberties
  • Understand the limitations of freedom of speech
  • Define freedom of religion
  • Describe the procedural rights of the accused
  • Learn more about the right to privacy
  • Summarize the Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Explain the significance of Brown v. the Board of Education
  • Explore the civil rights of women and minority groups
  • Discuss the responsibilities of U.S. citizenship

These online video lessons can be studied as your schedule allows. All you need is access to an Internet-connected device. The self-assessment quizzes will determine how much you recall from the lessons.

13 Lessons in Chapter 14: MTTC Political Science: Rights of U.S. Citizens
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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 Courts and a Free Society: Role in Deciding Civil Liberties

6. 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.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965: Definition, Summary & Facts

7. The Voting Rights Act of 1965: Definition, Summary & Facts

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 provided protection for minorities against discriminatory practices in voting. We'll consider its historical background, its provisions, its amendments, and its recent interpretation by the Supreme Court.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

8. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

In this lesson, we will learn about the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. We will take an in-depth look at the facts surrounding Brown and the aftermath of the decision.

The Civil Rights of Other Minorities: Issues & Actions Taken

9. The Civil Rights of Other Minorities: Issues & Actions Taken

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of several smaller minority groups. We will take a closer look at the background of basic human civil rights, how the groups are fighting for their rights and what they mean to society today.

The Civil Rights of Women: Timeline, Leaders & Ongoing Issues

10. The Civil Rights of Women: Timeline, Leaders & Ongoing Issues

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of the civil rights of women. We will take a closer look at the background of the rights, what they include and what they mean to society today.

Equal Protection Under The Fourteenth Amendment: Definition & Summary

11. Equal Protection Under The Fourteenth Amendment: Definition & Summary

In this lesson, we will learn about the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. We will take a closer look at the history behind this clause, what it contains and what it means to society today.

US Citizenship: Process & Responsibilities

12. 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.

Traits of Effective Citizenship in Pluralistic Democracy

13. Traits of Effective Citizenship in Pluralistic Democracy

What is a pluralistic democracy? Well, if you're an American citizen, you live in one. But for this type of society to run smoothly, people have to be effective citizens. Learn what that means, and then test yourself with a brief quiz.

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