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Ch. 4 vocab

Ch. 4 definitions

civil liberties freedoms to think and act without government interference or unfair legal treatment
censorship the banning of printed materials or film due to alarming or offensive ideas.
petiton a formal request for government action
slander spoken untuths that are harmful to someones reputation
search warrant a court order allowing law enforcement officers to search a suspects home or buisness and take specific items as evidence
libel written untruths that are harmful to someones reputation
indictment a formal charge by grand jury
grand jury a group of citizens that decide wheather there is suffiecient evidence to accuse somone of a crime
double jepardy putting someone on tiral for a crime of which he or she was previously acquitted
eminent domain the right of government to take private property for public use
bail a sum of money used as a security deposit to ensure that an accused person returns for his or her trial
sufferage the right to vote
poll taxes a sum of money requiredof voters before they are permitted to cast the ballot
discrimintation unfair treatment based on prejudice against a certain group
segrigation the social separation of the races
civil rights the rights of full citizenship and equality under the law
affirmitive action programs intended to make up for past discriminationby helping minorty groupsand women gain access to jobs and oppertunities
racial profiling singling out an individual as a suspect due to appearance of ethnicity
Created by: maxfuentes