Chapter 16 Struggle for Democracy

Chapter 16 Struggle for Democracy - Chapter 16: Civil...

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Chapter 16: Civil rights Civil rights: guarantees of equal citizenship to all social groups compare to Civil liberties: freedoms protected from government interference Equality? Where is that in the Constitution? Key areas of inequality: racial discrimination, gender discrimination, discrimination based on age, disability, sexual orientation Equality in the Bill of Rights and other Amendments –Not mentioned
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–however, has implications for equality in that it does not limit the scope of its guarantees to specific groups in society –Only place equality appears is the 14th Amendment “equal protection of the laws”. Racial Inequality 1808 slave import banned by Constitution; 1820 (25% of population); 1840 (20%) Abolitionist movement Women’s Rights tie-in 14th Amendment Just because the 14th Amendment ‘says’. .. –Supreme Court rules that 14th gave Congress no power to prohibit
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discrimination unless it was practiced by state government: therefore private
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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