Civil Liberties Vs Civil Rights

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Aaron Hanson Mrs Sharifian American Government 14 September 2017 Civil Liberties V Civil Rights With the creation of the constitution, checks and balances, and more importantly the initial ten amendments, came the proposal of civil liberties and civil rights.
Although they may seem similar, they have been given different names for many reasons. Civil liberties are like civil rights in that they define the things people should be able to do and have and are primarily focused on the rights of the individual. However, unlike civil rights, civil liberties are god given rights or fundamental rights that apply to all humanity regardless of citizenship and cannot be overruled or given up. Civil Rights however, are right enacted by the government given
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In the case of Barker V Wingo, the case was about a man who was accused of a crime and this trial went on for 6 days. Clearly time was an issue here. According to the 7th amendment regarding liberties of individuals in courts, the people have the right to a speedy trial. Or in the case of Zedner V United states, where the trials that were supposed to precede, took too long to initiate lasting up to 90 days. This too is a matter of time being used, where the accused must bear the limitations of those who are called for the court. These cases conflict upon the 7th amendment and challenged these individual liberties. The supreme court however ruled that the court decisions and actions of each individual unconstitutional. In the matter for civil liberties, a clear and renowned example comes from the case of Brown v Education Board, whereas an individual was put under unfair admission consideration based on the color of his skin. Because this directly affected the individual in the sense of equality and discrimination, his rights were being violated. Between civil liberties and civil rights, I believe neglecting our civil liberties causes more harm than does neglecting civil rights. Now when considering which part of the states would be affected most, we must also consider the timeline in which these cases took place. In the case for the Brown v Board of Education, segregation was still a problem and racism was also evident. From this we can conclude through what we’ve learned through history, that the southern states often had many more property regarding slaves of African American workers, or simply just the mistreatment of the group. Now that schools couldn’t rule the discrimination of race, the southern eastern side of the states were most affected, considering they would have to put forth more effort to change the society than in the north-west side of the states. As for

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