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  1. Civil Rights vs. Civil Liberties&Extension of Rights Unit 1 Day 2

  2. Civil Rights • the rights of individuals to receive equal treatment (and to be free from unfair treatment or discrimination) • based on certain legally-protected characteristics such asrace, gender, age, disability. • Civil Rights = Equal Treatment

  3. Civil Liberties • Civil Liberties are basic rights and freedomsthat are guaranteed through the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and court interpretations over the years. • Civil Liberties= Basic Rights

  4. Examples of Civil Liberties • Freedom of speech • The right to privacy • The right to be free from unreasonable searches of your home • The right to a fair court trial • The right to marry • The right to vote

  5. Civil War Amendments 13thAm: 1865 • officially outlawed slavery 14thAm: 1868 • equal protection of the law • defines a citizen as anyone born or naturalized in the US 15thAm: 1870 • All male citizens granted the right to vote (Suffrage- the right to vote)

  6. Other Amendments 17th Am: 1913 • Vote for senators directly. Used to be chosen by the Senate. 19th Am: 1920 • Gives women the right to vote (suffrage) 23rd Am: 1961 • Gives the residents of the District of Columbia D.C., the right to vote

  7. Even more Amendments 24th Am: 1964 • Abolishes poll taxes ($ paid in order to vote) • Poll taxes kept the poor from voting 26th Am: 1971 • Voting age set at 18 for national and local elections