U2: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.

Abraham Lincoln

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ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

  1. How and what decisions made by the United State Supreme Court are critical to the understanding of individual rights and liberties and their impact on U.S. citizens?
  2. How has the federal courts interpretation of the 14th Amendment been crucial to evolution of both Civil Rights and Civil Liberties?
  3. How has the federal courts interpretations of various civil rights and liberties such as freedom of speech, assembly, and expression; the rights of the accused; and rights of minority groups and women impacted public policy?
  4. What are the legal, social, and political results of the Supreme Court decisions regarding racial segregation?
  5. What are the strengths and weaknesses of Supreme Court decisions as tools of social change? (Judicial Activism/Judicial Restraint.

Key Terms (quizlet)

Chapter 5
  • Civil Liberties
  • Clear-and-present danger test
  • Due process of law
  • Equal protection of the law
  • Establishment clause
  • Exclusionary rule
  • Free-exercise clause
  • Freedom of expression
  • Freedom of religion
  • Good-faith exception
  • Libel
  • Prior restraint
  • Probable cause
  • Search warrant
  • Selective incorporation
  • Symbolic speech
  • Wall of separation
Chapter 6
  • Affirmative Action
  • Civil disobedience
  • Civil rights
  • De facto segregation
  • De jure segregation
  • Equality of opportunity
  • Equality of results
  • Police powers
  • Reverse discrimination
  • Separate-but-equal doctrine
  • Strict scrutiny
  • Suspect classifications

Main Topics

1. Civil Liberties

Civil Liberties PowerPoint

 

2. Civil Rights

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3. Review & Project

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