Chapter 5: Equal Rights
Civil/Equal Rights: the rights of every person to equal protection under the laws
and equal access to societys opportunities and public facilities.
Disadvantaged groups have had to struggle for equal rights.
Chapter 4: Civil Liberties:
Civil Liberties: the fundamental individual rights of a free society, such as
freedom of speech and the right to a jury trial, which in the US are protected by
the Bill of Rights.
Bill of Rights: The first 10 amendments to the
Chapter 1: American Political Culture
The American political culture centers on a set of core ideals-liberty,
equality, self-government, individualism, diversity, and unity-that serve as
the peoples common bond.
Politics is the process that d
Chapter 2: Constitutional Democracy
Limited government: a government that is subject to strict limits on its lawful uses
of power, and hence on its ability to deprive people of their liberty.
Self-government: the principle that the people are the ultimate