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AP Civil Liberties And Civil Rights

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1. This law banned discrimination in housing - the segregation of education - transprotation - and employment - it helped African Americans gain their full votin rights.

2. Those liberties usually spelled out in a bill of rights or a constitution that guarantee the protection of persons - opinions - and property frome the arditrary interference of government officials.

3. A legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US constitution

4. A request to a public official that seeks to correct a wrong or to influence public policy

5. The First Amendment guarantee that citizens may freely engage in the religious activities of their choice

6. A privilege granted to a person that exempts him from prosecution for any self-incriminating testimony given by him before a court - grand jury - or investigating committee

7. Actions that incite rebellion or discontent against duly established government

8. A requirement of the fourteenth amendment that state laws may not arbitrarily discriminate against persons

9. The existence of racially segregated facilities that are -however -not required by law.

10. A legislative act that declares the guilt of an individual and metes out punishment without a judicial trial

11. The right of the people to congregate for the discussion of public questions and to organize into political parties or pressure groups for the purpose of influencing public policy

12. The first ten amendments to the united states constitution. it contains a listing of the rights a person enjoys that cannot be infringed upon by the government

13. A court order directing an official who has a person in custody to bring the prisoner to court and to show cause for his detention

14. The guarantee in the fifth amendment to the constitution that one may not be twice put in jepordy of life or loimb for the same offense.

15. Refusal to obey a law - usually on the ground that the law is morally reprehension.

16. A rule that provides that otherwise admissible evidence cannot be used in a criminal trial if it was the result of illegal police conduct

17. The right to speak without prior restraint - subject to penalties for abuse of the right

18. A requirement that one profess belief in a particular religious faith or in a supreme being as a condition to holding public office

19. The curbing of ideas either in speech or in writing before they are expressed

20. A test used by the supreme court to determine the permissible bounds of free speech

21. A criminal law that is retroactive and that has an adverse effect upon one accused oa a crime

22. The great charter of freedom granted in 1215 by king john of england on demand of his barons

23. Protection against arbitrary actions by public officials

24. Positive acts of government designed to protect persons against arbitrary or discriminatory treatment by government or individuals.

25. The right to publish and disseminate information without prior restraint - subject to penalties for abuse of the right

26. The guarantee in the sixth amendment to the constitution that a defendant in a criminal case have the assistance of an attorney

27. Methods by which police officers gather evidence and make arrests

28. The view that most of the protections of the Bill of Rights apply to state governments through the Fourteenth Amendment's due process clause.

29. This act made racial - religious - and sex discrimination by employers illegal and gave the government the power to enforce all laws governing civil rights - including desegregation of schools and public places.

30. Words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

31. A belief that differences among people are rooted in ethnic stock

32. The right to organize for political - religious - or other social purposes

33. A policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities

34. The power inherent in state governments to protect the health - safety - morals - and welfare of the people

35. The standard for determining the guilt of a person charged with a criminal offense

36. Protection against arbitrary deprivation of life - liberty - or property.

37. The guarantee in the second amendment of the right to keep weaponds - recognition that 'a well regulated militia is necessary to the security of a free state'

38. Laws passed by congress after the civil war to guarantee the rights of blacks

39. A basic principle of american government that prohibits the mingling of church and state

40. Print slanderous statements against

41. (Written) (Oral) You cannot make false statements in public that might damage a persons reputiation unless you can prove it

42. Freedom of worship and religious practice

43. The separation of the white and black races in public and private facilities

44. Constitutional guarantees essential for personal liberty. freedoms of speech - press -religion -assembly -and petition - freedom from involuntary servitude - and the right to equal protection of the law.

45. Segregation that is imposed by law

46. The power inherent in all government to take over private property - provided that it is taken for a public purpose and that just compensation is awarded.

47. Testimony by a person that reveals facts that amy result in a criminal prosecution against him

48. An advantage - benefit - or opportunity granted to an individual or group to which it has no right

49. An underlying assumption of the american political creed that men are endowed by their creator with certain rights that may not be abridged by government

50. The First Amendment guarantee that the government will not create and support an official state church