Exploring Civil and Economic Freedom
Liberty and the Supreme Court
A document based question that explores the ways the concepts of liberty and property have been understood over time in the United States and, in particular, how the Supreme Court has interpreted liberty.
Inalienable / Natural Rights
Freedoms which belong to us by nature and can only be justly taken away through due process.
Except where authorized by citizens through the Constitution, the government does not have the authority to limit freedom.
Citizens are best able to pursue happiness when government is confined to those powers which protect their life, liberty, and property.
The natural right of all individuals to create, obtain, and control their possessions, beliefs, faculties, and opinions, as well as the fruits of their labor.