Learning Objectives

  1. Define civil liberties and understand the key role they play in American political life.
  2. Describe the civil liberties outlined in the Constitution, the amendments to it, and the process by which they were incorporated.
  3. Explain the First Amendment protections granted to religion.
  4. Outline the First Amendment protections concerning freedom of expression.
  5. Summarize the civil liberties that are extended to those accused of crimes in the Bill of Rights.
  6. Understand the role that the Ninth and Tenth Amendments play in shaping the protection of freedoms in the nation and across the states.