Learning Objectives

5.1 Describe what factors contributed to the nationalization of civil liberties in the United States.

5.2 Identify the steps that provided civil liberties protections under the Constitution.

5.3 Explain the protections and limitations of freedom of speech.

5.4 Discuss the role of freedom of the press in U.S. society.

5.5 Summarize common issues raised regarding freedom of religion.

5.6 Describe the different positions in the debate over gun rights.

5.7 Identify the four constitutional provisions for criminal rights.

5.8 Relate how the Supreme Court came to recognize a right to privacy.

5.9 Discuss the historical evolution of civil liberties and contemporary debates related to them.