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Keeley Library Microfiche--THE BILL OF RIGHTS IN THE 20TH CENTURY

Chapter 1
The Bill of Rights and the American Liberties Union
The Principles of Freedom Guarranteed in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; Founding of the Amercian Civil Liberties Union; Discussion Questions; Projects and Activites..........................................................................................29

Chapter 2
1917-1929 Making America Safe for Democracy
Constitutional Rights in Wartime; Conscientious Objectors during World War 1; The Amnesty Issue; Immigration; Alien Deportation, and Palmer's "Red Raids"; Labor vs. Management: The Rights of the Amercian Worker in the 1920's; Mob Violence and Lynching; Academic Freedom and the Scopes "Monkey" Trial; Censorship; The First Amendment on Trial; FREEDOM OF SPEECH (Featured Selection); Discussion Questions; Projects and Activites...............................................................35


Chapter 3
1930-1939..... With Liberty and Justice for All'
Persecution of Communists and Alen Radicials; The Scandal of Mooney and Billings; A New Deal for Labor; The Gag on Teaching; Religious Liberty and Jehovah's Witnesses; Book Banning and Freedom of the Press; Right to Privacy and Fingerprint Menace to Civil Liberties; Civil Liberties in U.S. Colonies; Freedom of Assembly; THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT: JUSTICE FOR ALL BLACKS, INDIANS, AND MINORITY GROUPS ( Featured Selection) Discussion Questions; Projects and Activites.........47


Chapter 4
1940-1949 'Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself'
Loyalty,Security,and the American Way; Minority Parties on the Ballot; Civil Liberties and the Church in the Classroom; The Law of the Land vs. The Law of God: Persecution of Jehovah Witnesses; Conscientious Objectors during World War II; Impact of Racism on Civil Liberties; The Rights of the Amercian Worker and Labor Union Discrimination; What's Obscene? Toward an International Bil of Rights; NO CONSTITUTION IN CONCENTRATION CAMPS: THE INERMENT OF JAPANESE AMERCIANS DURING WORLD WAR II (Featured Selection) Discussion Questions; Projects and Activites............................................................................59


Chapter 5
1950-1959 Making America Unsafe for Communism
McCARRAN, McCARTHY,and the ANTI-COMMUNIST CRUSADE (Featured Selection) Rosenberg v. United States: Espionage and Civil Liberties on Trial; The Blacklist; The Birth of the Civil Rights Movement and the End of Separate but Equal Doctrine; Defending the First Amercians Against the Government; Public, Private, and Prssure Group Censorship; Freedom of Inquiry in Nations Schools; On the Issuance of Passports and the Rights of Aliens; The People's Right to Know; Civil Libertiesand the Marine Corps; Roger Nash Baldwin and International Civil Liberties; Discussion Questions; Projects and Activites...............................................................71


Chapter 6
1960-1968 Certain Rights, Privileges, and Immunities
Internal Security Investigatios and Incidents in the Early Sixties;
Landmark Court Decisions on Obscenity and Censorship; Equal Opportunity, Equal Representation,Equal Protection of the Laws; The Right to Dissent; A Bill of Rights for Teachers and Students; Church-State Controversy in the Sixties; Conscientious Objection to the War in Vietnam; The Right to Privacy; THE PROTECTIONS OF THE FOURTH, FIFTH, AND SIXTH AMENDMENTS:THE WARREN COURT RULES ON THE RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED (Featured Selection) Discussion Questions; Projects and Activites........................................................................................83


Chapter 7 1969-1975 The Fight for Civil Liberties Never Stays Won
The Government is Not Above the Law: The Triumph of the Constutition and the Tragedy of Watergate; Defending the Victims of the Vietnam War; Demonstrating Against the War in Vietnam; Old Causes and New Clients in the Campaign for Minority Rights; The Pentagon Papers and Freedom of the Press; On the Freedom of Suspects and Subjects; Legalizing Marijunana and Decriminalizing Drugs; The Case Agiasnt Capital Punishment; The Rights of Prisoners and Mental Patients; Gay Rights; Women's Rights;
STUDENTS' RIGHTS
( Featured Selection); Discussion Questions; Projects and Activites...............................................95


Topic Index. .............................................................................................111



Selected Bibliography. ..................................................................113

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Jane Constant, Reference Librarian
Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
September, 1978  to  June, 2001