⏱️ April 30, 2020
It's important to remember that a primary reason for colonists fighting to leave the British empire was that they felt their rights were being infringed upon. This unit will cover exactly how the fight for civil rights and liberties has progressed throughout American history.
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The most important thing you need to know about this unit:
✊🏾✊🏼KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!! ✊🏼✊🏾
The foundations of our government are based on civil liberties and civil rights that social movements and citizens have fought for in order to limit government power.
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The United States Bill of Rights protects the rights of its citizens.
Civil liberties are the protections from the abuse of government power.
Civil rights are the protections from discrimination based on gender, race, or religion.
Civil liberties and civil rights are focused upon in the Bill of Rights, which is the first 10 amendments.
United States Constitution
Bill of Rights
Freedom of religion
Engel v. Vitale
Wisconsin v. Yoder
Free exercise clause
Tinker v. Des Moines
Schenck v. United States
Espionage Act of 1917
Clear and present danger clause
Freedom of the press
New York Times v. United States
McDonald v Chicago (2010)
Due process clause
Cruel and unusual punishment clause
Search and seizure
McDonald v. Chicago
Miranda v. Arizona
Objective of good faith
Inevitable discovery rule
Right to an attorney
Gideon v. Wainwright
Right to a speedy trial
Implicit right to privacy
Griswold v. Connecticut
Roe v. Wade
Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
Women’s Rights Movement
The National Organization for Women
Brown v. Board of Education
Plessy v. Ferguson
The Voting Rights Act of 1975
Equal protection clause
Brown v. Board of Education II (1955)
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🙏 Free Reviews 2020
Required Supreme Court Cases
🏛 Unit 1: Foundations of American Democracy
1.5Ratification of the U.S. Constitution
1.7Relationship Between States and the Federal Government
1.8Constitutional Interpretations of Federalism
⚖️ Unit 2: Interactions Among Branches of Government
2.0Unit 2 Overview: Interactions Among Branches of Government
2.2Structures, Powers, and Functions of Congress
2.4Roles and Power of the President
2.8The Judicial Branch
2.11Checks on the Judicial Branch
✊ Unit 3: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
3.2First Amendment: Freedom of Religion
3.6Amendments: Balancing Individual Freedom with Public Order and Safety
3.7Selective Incorporation & the 14th Amendment
3.8Amendments: Due Process and the Rights of the Accused
3.11Government Responses to Social Movements
🐘 Unit 4: American Political Ideologies and Beliefs
🗳 Unit 5: Political Participation
🧐 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
✍️ Free Response Questions (FRQ)
AP Gov FRQ: Argument Essay Review (2020)
FRQ: Conceptual Analysis
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