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Civis Vocabulary

Test Vocabulary words

Civil Liberty The freedom to think and act without government interference or fear of unfair legal treatment
Free Speech The right to say our opinions , in public or in private , without fear of being stopped or punished by the government for those idea's.
Censorship The banning of the printed materials or films due to alarming or offensive ideas they contain
Petition A formal request for government action
Slander Spoken untruths that are harmful to someones reputation
Libel Written untruths that are harmful to someones reputation
Accused A person officially charged with a crime
Probable Cause a strong reason to think that a person or property and seize evidence
Indictment A document issued by a grand jury to change someone with a crime
Civil Of or relating to citizens
Restriction A limit place on something
License A document granting the holder permission
Retain To keep
Eliminate To take away or end
Conduct To carry out
Double Jeopardy Putting someone on trial for a crime which he or she was perviously found innocent
Self Incrimination Giving evidence about your self that could lead to you found being guiltily of a crime
Due process Following established legal procedures
Eminent Domain The right of the government to take private property usually land for public use.
Bail A sum of money used as a security deposit to ensure that an accused person who is released from jail return to his or her trial
Black Codes Laws from after a civil war that kept african americans from golding certain jobs, gave them few property rights , and limited their rights in other ways.
Suffrage The right to vote
Poll Tax A sum of money required of voters before they are permitted to cast a ballot
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