Fights for Rights

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University Press of Kentucky, Aug 3, 2000 - Political Science - 58 pages

As Americans, we often take our many freedoms for granted. It is easy to forget the difficulties many of our ancestors faced when fighting for the rights we now enjoy. Because the United States is a "nation of laws and not of men," these people were able to challenge unfair laws in hope of a better future. Fights for Rights explains our everyday rights of free speech and religion, the rights of the accused, and how our Constitution guarantees these rights for all people, including women and African Americans.

 

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Contents

The History of Our Fight for Rights
1
Freedom of Speech
9
Freedom of Religion
17
The Rights of Criminal Defendants
25
Ending Slavery
34
Womens Rights
47
The Rule of Law
55
Notes
57
About the Author
58
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