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Ch 57: NMTA: Civil Liberties

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This chapter helps you prepare for the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science exam, with a review of the Bill of Rights and the constitutional amendments that define the basic civil liberties of U.S. citizens.

NMTA: Civil Liberties - Chapter Summary

Watch these short, engaging lesson videos to improve your understanding of civil liberties and how they are defined. Each lesson video is taught by an expert instructor, who is also available to answer any questions you may have. These lessons prepare you for exam questions about:

  • The Bill of Rights and the origins of civil liberties in the U.S.
  • Rights and limitations of the freedoms of speech, press and assembly
  • Clauses that ensure the freedom of religion
  • Procedural rights of accused
  • Rights to privacy
  • Rights to bear arms
  • The role of courts in deciding civil liberties

Since these lessons are mobile device compatible, you can view them any time or place. Once you've watched these lessons, test your understanding of the material with the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. The results of these assessments highlight the topics you don't know, and you can return to the corresponding parts of the lessons via provided links.

NMTA: Civil Liberties Objectives

The state of New Mexico now uses the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science exam to test prospective middles school educators' mastery over this subject area. This is a computer-based certification exam, with 150 multiple-choice questions administered in a three hour testing session. Nineteen percent of the questions on this exam are on government and include some questions about the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. This chapter has been put together to help you prepare for questions in this section about civil liberties.

7 Lessons in Chapter 57: NMTA: Civil Liberties
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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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