Civil Liberties Of The United States

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Civil Liberties Activity 1. Respond in writing - Looking at the following Constitutional amendments, describe in brief layman’s terms the civil liberties afforded to us as a result of the amendment. This part of the assignment may have been completed in class depending on the kinds of notes you took in class. You may simply copy over your notes if they are complete. a. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 18, 21, 19, 26 2. Investigating the “right” to privacy in the Constitution – Using reliable Internet sources, look up the following and respond to the questions. 1) Does the Constitution offer an absolute right to privacy? The U.S. Constitution has no right to privacy. 2) Is privacy implied in any of our Constitutional amendments? Where? First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendment 3) How did the Roe v. Wade decision change the way privacy was interpreted in the U.S.? That case made the abortions lawful meaning that after the first three months of pregnancy the woman can decide to terminate a pregnancy but after three months it is restrict with laws. 3. Andy Griffith vs. the Patriot Act - This is an excellent clip explaining the right of privacy. Opie has bugged a criminal’s cell, and his father, the sheriff, explains why the recording cannot be used. He refuses to listen to the tape and erases it while explaining why bugging is wrong. a. Watch the clip - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wL9Li0f1Po and answer the discussion questions. 1) Opie argues that taping
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