In order to understand the present day students must know the past. That past may show us where we need to go next. By studying choices and decisions of the past, students can confront today’s problems and choices with a deeper awareness of the alternatives before them and the likely consequences of each, while also recognizing the uniqueness of the historical time they are living in. The United States was founded on diametric ideas. Students need to know current issues that affect them, in order to react to new political events, participate appropriately, and then confidently make decisions for change. Only if we teach students to critically think can they make good decisions. However, as society becomes seemingly evermore divided, finding common ground is easier when people understand history's consequences. Several areas of importance critical to continuing our American experiment arise through in-depth study of the Constitution, cultural origins, the tradition of loyal opposition, and mechanisms of compromise, voter participation, and struggles for liberty and sovereignty. After the Revolution, it was unclear if America would stay together with such diverse geographical, economic, and cultural differences and interests.
The law of our land is the U.S. Constitution.
"Besides the personal rights mentioned or recognized in the Government Code[s], every person has, subject to the qualifications and restrictions provided by law, the right of protection from bodily restraint or harm, from personal insult, from defamation, and from injury to his personal relations. Amended by Stats. 1953, Ch. 604."
This link will take you to two links that you may me interested in looking at. Remember all of this fall within the SOCIAL CONTRACT and we all have these rights and no one can take rights from others.