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civics chapter 4


Civil liberties freedom to think and act without government interence or fear of unfair legal treatment
Censor ship the banning of printed materials or films due to alarming or offensive ideas
Petition a formal request for government action
Slander spoken untruths that are harmful to someone's reputation- character
Libel written untruths that are harmful to someone's reputation
Search warrant a court order allowing law enforcement officers to search a suspect's home or business and take specific items as evidence
Indictment a formal charge by a grand jury
Grand jury a group of citizens that decides weather there is sufficient evidence to accuse someone of a crime
Double jeopardy putting someone on trial for a crime of when he or she was previously acquitted
Due process following established legal procedures
Eminent domain the rights of government to take private property for public use
Bail the sum of money used as a security deposit to ensure that a accused person returns for his or her trial
Suffrage the right to vote
Poll tax the sum of money required of voters before they are permitted to cast a ballot
Discrimination unfair treatment based on prejudice against a certain group
Segregation the social separation
civil rights the rights of a fully citizenship and equality the law
Affirmative programs intended to make up for past discrimination by helping minority groups and woman gain access to jobs ans opportunities
Racial profiling singling out a individual as a suspect due to appearance of ethnicity