Civil Rights

Civil Rights Assignment

A. Review chapter and notes from class lecture on Civil Rights

B. Questions to consider

What are so-called Civil Rights and how do they differ from civil liberties – can you explain the difference ?

Why would it be more correct to refer to the Bill of Rights as a Bill of Liberties?

Can you account for the change in the role of government and the problem with using government to limit government ?

C. Go to the USDOJ and get to the Civil Rights “Agency” or Division…

(See links below).

1. https://www.justice.gov/

2. https://www.justice.gov/agencies

3. https://www.justice.gov/crt

4. https://www.justice.gov/crt/search-cases-and-matte…

D. Assignment – in one page or less summarize a civil rights case based on information from the case summaries at the US DOJ. Include this assignment in your homework file that you will turn in at the end of the semester.

Watch one or more of the clips / videos below and in one page or less, summarize the conflict between the government and people. Does it demonstrate why limits on government, aka liberties, are necessary ?

http://www.pbssocal.org/programs/frontline/s35-ep1…

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06…

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/10/us/the-trial-th…

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