The BILL OF RIGHTS Explained [AP Government Explained]
Heimler's Website: www.heimlershistory.comIn this video Heimler explains the basics of the first ten amendments to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights. Each of these amendments provide marvelous liberties like the freedom of speech or freedom of religion, but those freedoms must be balanced with other concerns. In this video you'll have civil liberties explained thoroughly. Over time the Supreme Court has had to determine the line between national security and person liberty. And they’ve had to draw boundaries, for example, on the freedom of speech. Even so, the Supreme Court has generally kept the restriction on our liberties to a minimum (or at least attempted to).The Bill of Rights emerged out of an argument between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists during the Constitutional Convention. Anti-Federalists refused to ratify the Constitution without the inclusion of a Bill of Rights. But the Federalists argued that once you start writing down people’s rights, you’re sure to leave some out, and that can be equally dangerous. And we have certainly seen that danger in the discussions over whether Obamacare is constitutional, and further whether healthcare is a right. And finally we discuss the fourteenth (14th) amendment and how through the process of selective incorporation, the Supreme Court has applied the civil liberties protected in the Bill of Rights to the states. In you’re taking AP Government, then good news: this video aligns with Unit 2 of the AP government curriculum framework. Specifically, it aligns to the unit on Civil Liberties.