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Unformatted text preview: American Gov’t 3 February_Wed. In the News:-Primary Election in Illinois, both races too close to call Civil Rights: Civil rights: are things the gov’t uses to protect on your behalf; What the US gov’t does to protect us from state actions. (Has been a process) Civil liberties: puts limitation on what government can do; Giving you the power to decide for yourself Protection from gov’t actions -Are civil rights more secure today than 50 years ago?-Who is responsible for this? In the hands of gov’t, b/c gov’t has led the way…or is it the people who forced government’s hand-Historical Determinism Argument (you know how it’s gonna happen) - 50 Yrs. ago it was inevitable, that there was gonna be more civil rights in the future b/c America always advances....
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course GOVT 101 taught by Professor Carlsnook during the Spring '10 term at SPSU.
- Spring '10