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AP Civil Liberties And Civil Rights

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






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






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






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






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






6. Print slanderous statements against






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






8. 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.






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






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






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






12. Freedom of worship and religious practice






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






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






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






16. 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






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






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






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






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






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






22. A law designed to further secure the right to vote for blacks and to meet problems arising from racial upheavals in the south






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






24. 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






25. 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






26. 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.






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






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






29. 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.






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






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






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






33. Segregation that is imposed by law






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






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






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






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






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






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






40. 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.






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






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






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






44. 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.






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






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






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






48. Protection against arbitrary actions by public officials






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






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