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Chapter 5 - Study Guide - Chapter Five Equal Rights:...

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POLS101I-American National Government Hagan Chapter Five Equal Rights: Struggling Toward Fairness Learning Objectives Having read the chapter, the students should be able to do each of the following: 7336. Distinguish between civil liberties and civil rights, and determine whether constitutional devices intended to provide equality under the law have been successful. 7337. Distinguish between reasonable basis, strict scrutiny, and intermediate scrutiny, as well as comment on the implicit assumptions about appropriate means and ends which underlie each. 7338. Trace the development of measures to promote racial equality in America, concentrating on the most significant milestones and analyzing the actions which proved necessary in order to achieve them. 7339. Discuss the similarities and differences between the dilemmas faced, strategies implemented, and rewards gained by the respective struggles for African Americans, women, and other historically disadvantaged groups. Focus and Main Points The focus of this chapter is on civil rights and equality. All individuals have the right of equal protection of the laws and equal access to society’s opportunities and public facilities. The plight of various groups is documented as the history of civil rights in the United States has been largely one of group claims to equality. The author concludes the chapter with a discussion of equality of result. The major points of the chapter include the following: Disadvantaged groups have had to struggle for equal rights. African Americans, women, Native Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans and others have all had to fight for their rights in order to come closer to equality with white males. Americans have attained substantial equality under the law. They have, in legal terms, equal protection of the laws, equal access to accommodations and housing, and an equal right to vote. Discrimination by government against persons because of race, sex, religion, and ethnicity is now largely absent in American politics. Legal equality for all Americans has not resulted in
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2011 for the course POLS 101 taught by Professor Hamilton,t during the Summer '08 term at College of Southern Idaho.

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