Chapter 13 civil liberties

Chapter 13 civil liberties - Chapter 13 1. What is the...

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Chapter 13 1. What is the difference between civil rights and civil liberties? Civil rights : linked with the ideal of equality, citizens are treated fairly, equal opportunity to all. It concerns protection of citizens against discrimination because of characteristics such as gender, race, ethnicity, or disability . They all derive from the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment . Whereas civil liberties : are the individual freedom and religious rights guaranteed to every US citizen by the bill of rights and the due process clause of the 14th amendment . They also consist of most fundamental rights such as freedom of speech and religion. The difference is view them in terms of the government action. Civil liberties : can be seen as freedom from government interference with or violation of individual rights . (negative freedom) Civil rights : can be seen as freedom to exercise certain rights that are guaranteed to all US citizens under the constitution, and which the government cannot remove
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course POL 261h taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Sam Houston State University.

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