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The Bill Of Rights Presentation Transcript

  • 1. The Bill of Rights
  • 2. Civil Rights vs. Civil Liberties
    • Civil Liberties-
      • Individual freedoms guaranteed by Constitution (Bill of Rights)
      • Protect our right to think and act w/o government interference
      • GOVERNMENT CAN LIMIT THESE???
      • WHEN CAN THEY?
  • 3. How’s that different from civil rights?
    • Civil Rights-
      • Rights that CANNOT be denied to any group or individual in society
      • Protected by 13 th 14 th 15 th 19 th and 26 th Amendments
  • 4. Which are the following? Freedom of Speech Civil Liberty or Civil Right?
  • 5. Civil Right or Civil Liberty? Freedom of Religion
  • 6. Civil Right or Civil Liberty? Women’s Right to Vote?
  • 7. Civil Right or Civil Liberty? Equal Protection under the Law
  • 8. Civil Right or Civil Liberty? No Illegal Search and Seizure
  • 9. Conflicts with our Rights
    • Individual vs. Individual
      • School Prayer
      • Our Candidates we elect
    • Individual vs. Group
      • Individual rights vs. National Security
    • BREAK: 6 minutes
    • Reread pp. 132-133 The Case of National Security:
      • In Notes Answer the following Questions:
      • What are the arguments for the Patriot Act?
      • What are the arguments against it?
      • Which side do you agree with? WHY?
      • 4. Discuss with a partner
  • 10. Other Rights in the Constitution
    • Habeas Corpus-
      • right of accused to be informed of charges against him/her
    • Bills of Attainder-
      • No laws that single out a person or group as guilty w/o a trial
    • Ex Post Facto-
      • Cant make something a crime after it has occurred