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Civics Chapter 4

Bill of Rights

Civil Liberties The right to think and act without government interference or fear of unfair treatment
Censorship The banning of printed material or films due to alarming or offensive ideas
Petition A formal request for government action
Slander Spoken untruths that are harmful for someones reputation
Libel Written untruths about someone that can damage their reputation
Search Warrant A court order allowing law enforcement officers to search a suspects home or business and take specific items as evidence
Double Jeopardy Putting someone on trial for a crime of which he or she was previously acquitted
Due Process Following establishes legal procedures
Eminent Domain The right of government to take private property for public use
Indictment A formal charge by a grand jury
Grand Jury A group of citizens that decides whether there is sufficient evidence to accuse someone of a crime
Bail A sum of money used as a security deposit to ensure that an accused person returns for his his or her trials
Suffrage The right to vote
Poll Taxes A sum of money required of voters before they are permitted to vote
Discrimination Unfair treatment based on prejudice of a certain group
Segregation A social separation of the races
Civil Rights The rights of full citizenship and equality under the law
Affirmative Action Programs intended to make up for the past discrimination by helping minority groups and women get access to jobs and oppourtunities
Racial Profiling Singling out an individual as a suspect due to appearance of ethnicity
Created by: alecperrell