Bellringer What does it mean to be an American? What kind of rights do you receive as an American?
Civil Rights Natural Rights of people include Life, Liberty, and Property. 14 th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution defines this: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. We are all entitled to this right by law
Amendment 14Brainstorm. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
What are you going to do about it? Write a one paragraph letter to CMS Superintendent Dr. Heath E. Morrison explaining what action you will take to ensure your civil rights are met. Include What are civil rights? What civil rights are important? What are action are you going to take? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHo0 pHo8dao http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHo0 pHo8dao
Civil rights vs. Civil Liberties The legal area known as "civil rights" has traditionally revolved around the basic right to be free from unequal treatment based on certain protected characteristics (race, gender, disability, etc.) in settings such as employment and housing. "Civil liberties" concern basic rights and freedoms that are guaranteed -- either explicitly identified in the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, or interpreted through the years by courts and lawmakers. Civil liberties include: Freedom of speech The right to privacy The right to be free from unreasonable searches of your home The right to a fair court trial The right to marry The right to vote -
1.Freedom of speech 2. The right to privacy 3. The right to vote 4. The right to a fair court trial 5. The right to marry
Exit ticket Which is more important civil rights or civil liberties? Justify answer with evidence from lesson.