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Describe the growth of our rights from the 1940s to the present.
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- The granting of civil rights to African Americans.
- The creation of the right to privacy that, for example, was used to strike down laws against the use of contraceptives.
- The "incorporation" of the Bill of Rights. This made it so the Bill of Rights applied not only to the federal government but also to the states.
- The passage of laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act that protected basic civil rights for the handicapped.
American history from 1940 on has generally been one of increasing respect for rights. There has been a great expansion of civil rights and civil liberties during this time. Some important examples of this expansion include:
Posted by pohnpei397 on May 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM (Answer #1)
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