Civil Liberties And Civil Rights

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Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Civil liberties and civil rights is something that is very important to everyone living in the United States. However, when it comes to both civil liberties and civil liberties, it is in fact aimed directly at the government. It is aimed directly at the government due to the fact that there must exist a balance between the freedom of an individual and how much power the government is able and willing to limit an individual. With the diversity that the United States holds and diversity that continues to grow, maintaining a balance has always been a very crucial element. In order to understand this, we must first know the difference between both, civil liberties and civil rights. What is known as Civil liberties, it is guaranteed by the Constitution, that an individual’s freedom will be protected from the power that the government may hold towards them. According to our classroom textbook, American Government (413), it is stated that by the Constitution guaranteeing an individual’s freedom it is seen as a negative thing. It is negative due to it being stated in a negatively matter or form. Civil liberties are disclosed in the Bill of Rights, which are the Ten Amendments in the Constitution. There are some civil liberties listed in the Constitution. One example of an Amendment that is stated in the United States Constitution is in Fourteenth Amendment. The Fourteenth Amendment states that a person has the right to be free from any…

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