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Civics and eco vocab

Civil Liberties the freedoms we have to think and act without gov. interference
Censorship Gov. cannot ban printed material or films merely because they contain offensive or alarming ideas
Petition A Formal Request
Slander Spreading spoken lies
Libel lies that are spread by being printed
Media radio, television, and computer networks
Imply suggest
Search Warrant court order allowing law enforcement officers to search a suspects house
Indictment formal change by a grand jury
Grand Jury a group of citizens who review the evidenced against the accused
Double Jeopardy if a person is accused of a crime and found not guilty they cannot be put on trial for the same crime
Due Process following established legal procedures
Eminent Domain the right of the gov. to take property
Bail sum of money used on a security deposit
proportion balanced
involve contain
Suffrage the right to vote
Poll Tax voters are required to pay a sum of money before casting a vote
Violate To break or disregard a law
Specify Mention
Discrimination unfair treatment based on prejudice against a certain group
Segregation social separation of races
Civil Rights the right of full citizenship and equality under the law
Affirmative Action programs to try to make up for past discrimination
Racial Profiling being singled out as suspects because of how they look
Section Parts
Gender your sex
Created by: austinbaum