Defining Civil Liberties
What Are Civil Liberties?
Read the definition and write down examples.
civil liberties—individual rights protected by law from unjust governmental or other interference
Note: In the United States, examples of civil liberties include the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion, and the right to vote.
Can you think of some examples of civil liberties? Write them down.
In the following activities you will examine
civil liberties in detail.
Read the definition for civil liberties below, and then write down a few specific civil liberties you can think of. Your teacher may ask you to share your examples with the class.