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What exactly are civil rights?

What exactly are civil rights?


School: University of Arkansas
Department: Political Science
Course: American National Government
Professor: Karen sebold
Term: Spring 2016
Cost: 25
Name: Government, Week 5 Notes
Description: Ch 5...not best quality but same information is on the study guide
Uploaded: 02/23/2016
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What exactly are civil rights?



mo6t important

Chapter 5 Lobjectives

• civil rights & forms it takes y government action 1. balancing equality & liberty ( What are civil Rights?

• civil rights are to receive equal treatment

- equal protection means that government should not

Why are the 13th 14th and 15th amendments known as the civil war amendments?

make distinctions between groups of people when s formulating policy - take form of political, economic, social moot - no one is immune from discrimination and it requires

action / advocacy to ensure rights on

• may start out as one group but expands to include

What laws protect against discrimination?

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We also discuss several other topics like Why do we care about landslides?

all people

• voting rights = political form that expands

from black men & slaves to women to younger people requires personal o participation in sovery - Social form laction

- social = hardest to attain because of culture work force-economic form, can't discriminate Don't forget about the age old question of Who did the babylonians conquer to take over mesopotamia?

- Who works Icivil Rights & 14th Amendment)

o 14th Amendment protects violation of rights & liberties by ou state governments

- citizenship clause that protects "priveleges and

immunities" - due process clause that prohibits abuse of life, liberty

and property" sto – equal protection clause ensures "equal protection under lane

• Bill of Rights only applied to National Government

• 14th Amendment applied to states


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Icivil war Amendments,

• 13th Amendment outlawed slavery in South 1. 14th Amendment 1. 15th Amendment Black men right to vol De jure Segregation in south] o Jim crow laws promoted discrimination

-90 against 14th Amendment e press ✓ ✓ Ferguson (1896) the courts protected segregaren with "separare but equal" doctrine

- NAACP = formed to help right for blacks rights - What is the point in having voting rights (political

When they cannot hang out/ go where they want (soune Don't forget about the age old question of What is the method of measurement?

- Institutional res/ advocates racism for 50 years in to Brown V. Board of Education (1954) found school desegreganton

violates the equal protection clause of the US constitution

- segregation at the educational level = NOT accepted Toutiawing Discrimination

Civil Rights Act of 1964 based on race or gender in employment est

- increased pederal role by allowing president to withhold

funding if schools fail to obey ure voting Rights of 1965 on basis of race or class in electoral process

1. Fair Housing Act of 1968 on basis of race in housing practices &

public housing

[cases that challenged Affirmation Action] * Bakke v. university of california Board of Regents (1978) race can

be used as one of the many factors when deading college suddmisions

• schuette v. coalition to petend Affirmative Action (2013) counts I cannot set aside Michigan laws that ban race quotas if it was passed by the vorers




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Women's po 19th Amendment (1920). wanawanan night to vote

-Hattie caroway = 1st woman in AR to run for congress soup

• 1970 schultz v. Wheaton Glass co. jubs held by men so

and women that are substantially equal must have equal


•1972 Title ix of Education Act forbids exclusion under any education program lactivity receiving federal assistance

- sports

- types of classes

• Equal Rights Act failed to pass in 70s.

• 1978 established the pregnancy Discrimination Law in employment 2009 Lilly Ledbetter Fair pay Act 180 days to sue for untair pay-resets with each untair paycheck


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