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Which of the following best defines civil liberties?

A. Rights citizens possess that protect them from unfair governmental interference.

B. Rights guaranteed in the Constitution that define what people are allowed to do.

C. Items included in the Bill of Rights that define what the government is allowed to do.

D. The ability to criticize the government.

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Answer: A. Rights citizens possess that protect them from unfair governmental interference.

Freedom from arbitrary interference by government or individuals in one’s pursuit is civil liberty. Most democratic countries today have civil liberty explicitly protected in their constitution. In the constitution of the United States, the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments are guarantors of civil liberties in the United States. Some essential civil liberties in the United States are; right to privacy, right to travel freely, right to freedom of speech, right to marry, right to jury trial, right to public education, and the right to use public facilities.

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