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AP Civil Liberties And Civil Rights

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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

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

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

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

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

11. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

18. 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

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

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

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

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

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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

26. 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.

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

28. 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'

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

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

31. 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.

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

33. Segregation that is imposed by law

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

35. Protection against arbitrary actions by public officials

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

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

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

39. 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.

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

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

42. Words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

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

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

45. Print slanderous statements against

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

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

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

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

50. Freedom of worship and religious practice