This episode of Crash Course in Government provides a general overview of civil rights and civil liberties. These terms are often used interchangeably, but they are actually very different. Our civil liberties, contained in the Bill of Rights, once only protected us from the federal government, but slowly these liberties have been incorporated through the Fourteenth Amendment to protect us from the states. We’ll take a look at how this has happened and the supreme court cases that got us here.
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