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AP Civil Liberties And Civil Rights

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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.

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

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

10. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

23. 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

24. Protection against arbitrary actions by public officials

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

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

27. 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'

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

29. 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

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

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

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

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

34. 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

35. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

44. Freedom of worship and religious practice

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

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

47. 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

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

49. 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.

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