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American Government B Civil Liberties vs Civil Rights Directions: Complete the following table, defining each term, providing specific examples that directly relate to civil liberties and civil rights, and include your citations for your sources. Civil Liberties Civil Rights Definition the state of being subject only to laws established for the good of the community, especially regarding freedom of action and speech. the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality. Supreme Court Case #1 Brown v Board of Education – Argued that schools had dramatic differences in education because of segregation and led to desegregation of schools. Laws upholding the equal but separate idea were deemed unconstitutional in this case because there were obvious differenced between white and black schools. Plessy v. Ferguson – Argued that the separation of African Americans and whites in separate train cars was constitutional because of laws

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