Social Studies - 2019-20
GOVT.11e - Civil Liberties and Rights Protections Under the Law
The student will apply social science skills to understand civil liberties and civil rights by
e) examining how civil liberties and civil rights are protected under the law.
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
Some civil liberties and civil rights are
protected by law.
The equal protection clause is contained in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
The promise of equal protection under the law does not guarantee all people will be treated exactly the same.
The government may classify or categorize people into groups for justifiable government goals (e.g., adults under 21 may not purchase alcohol).
Examples of how civil liberties and civil rights are protected under the law:
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Americans with Disabilities Act
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972