American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU was founded in 1920 to protect civil rights and liberties guaranteed by the United States.

Century-old defender of civil liberties.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.” Check out the ACLU’s Website and answer the questions that follow.

Questions for Completion.

1.  Identify three issues that ACLU advocates on? What is their position?

2.  What is one issue you either strong support or strongly oppose the ACLU on? Why?

3.  Based on your reading of the ACLU website, to what extent do you think the ACLU honors their stated mission? Why?

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