Personal Liberty

Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)

Case background and primary source documents concerning the Supreme Court case of Griswold v. Connecticut. Dealing with whether or not a citizen has a natural right to privacy, this lesson asks students to support or refute the Supreme Court’s ruling in Griswold that the Constitution protects a right to privacy within marriage that includes the decision to use artificial birth control.

Founding Principles

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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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