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civil leberties freedoms to think and act without government interference or fear of unfair treatment.
censorship cant ban printed materials or films because they have alarming or offensive ideas.
petition formal request
slander spoken lies
Libel lies that are printed
search warrent court order allowing law enforcment to search a suspects home or business and take things as evidence
idictment formal charge by a group of citizens
Grand jury review evidence against accused.
double jeopardy people accused of a crime abd judged not guilty may not be put on trial again for same crime.
due process following established legal process
eminent domain right of the government to take private property for public use.
Bail sum of money used as a security deposite
suffrage right to vote
poll taxes required voters to pay a sum of money before casting a ballet
discrimination unfair treatment based on predijuce against a certain group.
segregation social seperations of races.
civil rights rights of full citizenship and equality
affirmative action encouraged the hiring and promoting of the minorities and women in fields that were traditionally closed to them.
racial profiling being singled out as suspects becouse of how they look.
Created by: jordanlofton