Civil Liberties Vs. Civil Rights

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The U.S. government is obligated to provide American citizen’s civil liberties and civil rights. Although, civil liberties and civil rights protect Americans in the U.S. they are sometimes confused for providing the same rights but the distinction between the two are very different. The differences between the two are Civil liberties protect American citizens against the actions of the government and Civil rights, on the other hand refer to government actions that provide equality for all American’s. One example of Civil liberties are the Bill of Rights which were added to the Constitution in 1791, giving American’s many different liberties such as the 1st Amendment. The 1st Amendment gives all American’s liberties such as the right to practice