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AP Civil Liberties And Civil Rights

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

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

3. 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.

4. Freedom of worship and religious practice

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. 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.

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

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

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

16. Segregation that is imposed by law

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

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

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

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

21. Protection against arbitrary actions by public officials

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

33. 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.

34. 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

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

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

37. Words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

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

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

40. Print slanderous statements against

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

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

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

44. 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'

45. 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

46. 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

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

48. 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

49. 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.

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