Personal Liberty

Roe v. Wade (1973)

Case background and primary source documents concerning the Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade. Dealing with a citizen’s Constitutional right to privacy and liberty, this lesson asks students to evaluate the Court’s constitutional reasoning in Roe v. Wade.

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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