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What Are Three Examples Of Civil Rights?

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Three examples of civil rights are: Freedom of speech, press and assembly; freedom from involuntary servitude; and the right to vote.

There has been a variety of laws that have been passed to make sure that these rights are not violated based on things such as a person's religion, sex, age, race, physical ability, national origin, previous state of servitude, and sexual orientation.

• Freedom of speech, press and assembly
This particular civil right is based on the idea that people have the right to voice their opinions without fear of any retribution. It is not restricted to speaking in public, and includes other forms of representation, such as the freedom of the press and assembly. Naturally, there are other laws in place that make sure that individuals are not allowed to make slanderous or libelous comments, or incite hatred without being punished for it.

Most countries recognize the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but there are some dictatorial countries that are overtly repressive and inflict strict censorship. Breaking these laws brings swift and harsh punishments.

• Freedom from involuntary servitude
This is legal and constitutional terminology in the United States that makes it illegal for someone to be forced into working for somebody else against their will and under coercion. There are some exception to this, such as if it is for the punishment for a crime, or for carrying out some public duties like jury service.

• The right to vote
In the United States, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 made it illegal for any discriminatory procedures, or for there to be any qualifying measures put in place that would prevent any adults from taking part in voting. This was to directly address the discrimination that was exercised in much of the US against African Americans.

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