2021 AP Government Skills with John Burkowski #8 | Unit 3: Civil Liberties & Civil Rights (Digital Exam)
In this episode, we review strategies in developing skills to best apply relevant content related to the interpretation, expansion, and limitation of individual freedoms by the various institutions of the American political system, particularly through landmark Supreme Court decisions.
Civil Rights DBQ
Use this lesson with the Freedom Riders Narrative; The March on Birmingham Narrative; the Black Power Narrative; the Martin Luther King Jr., "Letter from Birmingham Jail," 1963 Primary Source; the Martin Luther King Jr., "I Have a Dream," August 28, 1963 Primary Source; the Civil Disobedience across Time Lesson; and The Music of the Civil Rights Movement Lesson to discuss the different aspects of the civil rights movement during the 1960s.
National Government, Crisis, and Civil Liberties
In this lesson students attempt to balance civil liberties with security during a time of crisis. Students read and discuss President Lincoln’s proclamation suspending habeas corpus. Working in cooperative groups students hold a simulated trial in the case of Ex parte Milligan (1866). Following the simulation students debrief the case and compare their verdict with the actual verdict. Students reflect on President Lincoln’s attempt to balance the strength of the government with protection of individual civil liberties.