A key element of a democracy is that individual rights are protected by the government. Another essential element of a democracy is that the citizens are involved in the government. Your task will be to research those rights that are protected by our Constitution and how our understanding of what rights are protected has changed over the course of our history.


To find the rights that are included directly in the Constitution, follow the link below.

http://www.usconstitution.net/constnotes.html#Am1

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