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AP Civil Liberties And Civil Rights

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1. 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.

2. Print slanderous statements against

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

4. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

10. 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

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

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

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 right to participate in the management of government and to influence public policy

15. Freedom of worship and religious practice

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

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

18. 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.

19. 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

20. Words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

21. 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.

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

23. 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'

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

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

26. A term used to describe the movement to equalize the right of men and women

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

28. Segregation that is imposed by law

29. A concept used by judges to weigh the competing interests or values in a case

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

31. A native or naturalized member of a state or other political community

32. Protection against arbitrary actions by public officials

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

34. Using race or sex to give preferential treatment to some people.

35. The first civil rights law passed by congress since reconstruction - designed to secure the right to vote for blacks

36. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

43. Nonverbal communication - such as burning a flag or wearing an armband. The Supreme Court has accorded some symbolic speech protection under the first amendment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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