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WSHS 2nd C/E Chap 4 Bill of Rights Terms - Boyd/Tedder

Censorship the banning of printed materials or films due to alarming or offensive ideas
slander spoken untruths that are harmful to someone’s reputation
petition a formal request for government action
civil liberties freedoms to think and act without government interference or fear of unfair legal treatment
libel written untruths that are harmful to someone’s reputation
indictment a formal charge by a grand jury
search warrant a court order allowing law enforcement officers to search a suspect’s home or business and take specific items as evidence
eminent domain the right of government ot take private property for public use
double jeopardy putting someone on trial for a crime of which he or she was previosly acquitted
bail a sum of money used as a security deposit to ensure that an accused person returens for his or her trial
due process following established legal procedures
grand jury a group of citizens that decides whether there is sufficient evidence to accurs someone of a crime
poll tax a sum of money required of voters before they are permitted to cast a ballot
suffrage the right to vote
segregation the social separation of the races
affirmative action programs intended to make up for past discrimination by helping minority groups and women gain access to jobs and opportunities
discrimination unfair treatment based on prejudice against a certain goup
civil rights the rights of full citizenship and equality under the law
racial profiling singling out an individual as a suspect due to appearance of ethnicity
Created by: ktedder