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Civil Rights and Liberties

Objectives:  




  • Identify and explain personal, political, and economic rights.
  • Explain and give examples of the role of the Fourteenth Amendment in extending the protection of
    individual rights against state action.
  • Describe the rights protected by the First Amendment, and using case studies and examples, explore the
    limit and scope of First Amendment rights.
  • Using the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Amendments, describe the rights of the accused; and
    using case studies and examples, explore the limit and scope of these rights.
  • Explain considerations and criteria commonly used in determining what limits should be placed on
    specific rights.
  • Explain the meaning and importance of equal protection of the law.
  • Use examples to explain why rights are not unlimited and absolute.
  • Describe considerations and criteria that have been used to deny, limit, or extend protection of
    individual rights.
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"The Bill of Rights,"  December 15, 1791.  Accessed August 14, 2013
<http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights.html>.