Civil Liberties: First Amendment Freedoms The Unalienable Rights a commitment to Freedom Bill of Rights



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Unit 2 Lecture Notes – Civil rights and Civil liberties

First amendment states that you have the right to assemble peacefully, speech, press, and petition

Civil rights are freedom from . . .

Civil liberties are freedom to . . .



Civil Liberties:

First Amendment Freedoms

The Unalienable Rights
A Commitment to Freedom
Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments of Constitution

Civil Liberties – the guarantees of the safety of person, opinions, and property from the arbitrary acts of government, including freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

Civil Rights – a term used for those positive acts of government that seek to make constitutional guarantees a reality for all people.



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