Liberty and Security in Modern Times

Due Process and Fair Trials

Clock 180-240 minutes

In this lesson, students will evaluate contradictory viewpoints concerning liberty and security. They will evaluate Supreme Court decisions regarding fair trail, due process, and the war on terror and evaluate whether the Constitution takes on different meanings during wartime.

Founding Principles

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Inalienable / Natural Rights

Freedoms which belong to us by nature and can only be justly taken away through due process.

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Liberty

Except where authorized by citizens through the Constitution, the government does not have the authority to limit freedom.

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Limited Government

Citizens are best able to pursue happiness when government is confined to those powers which protect their life, liberty, and property.

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