ERIC Number: ED032339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
Liberty and Law: The Nature of Individual Rights. Teacher and Student Manuals.
Casey, Dayle A.
This social studies unit considers the nature and sources of the individual rights of American citizenship as well as the complexity of the federal system as it operates on the liberties of the individual and relates to state government. The unit is structured chronologically to indicate that the history of liberty is largely the history of legal procedures. It notes changes in the understanding of individual rights from early manifestations in England, through the 18th century American contributions in the Bill of Rights, to the Fourteenth Amendment. To further illuminate how legal processes affect the acquisition of human liberties, the 1963 "Gideon v. Wainwright" decision and the right to counsel are discussed. The right to trial by jury in federal court, the use of evidence without a warrant, and extensions of the right to counsel are then considered as examples of the part that the Supreme Court has played since the Twenties in the reaffirmation of civil liberties. Included are excerpts from relevant Supreme Court decisions, such as "Escobedo v. Illinois" and "Palko v. Connecticut." [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional History, Court Litigation, Court Role, Curriculum Guides, Democracy, Democratic Values, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Law Enforcement, Legal Responsibility, Secondary Education, Social Studies, States Powers, Supreme Court Litigation, United States History
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Amherst Coll., MA.
Identifiers: Bill of Rights