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Civics Chapter 4

Mccarty Civics Bill of Rights Ch4

Bill of Rights First 10 amendments in the constitution
Separation of Church and State division between religion and government
Indicted formally accused of a crime
knowingly making false STATEMENTS to hurt another's reputation slander
Libel WRITTEN falsehoods that damage another's reputation
Search Warrant legal document that describes the place to be searched and the person or things to be seized.
Eminent Domain governments power to take private property for public use.
Bail money or property used as a guarantee a person will show in court.
Civil Rights rights guaranteed to all citizens
Self incrimination prevents a person from having to testify against themselves
Suffrage the right to vote
Poll tax a tax people had to pay to vote
Double Jeopardy a person cannot be tried for the same crime twice.
Affirmative Action Programs designed to make up for past discrimination
Due Process right of all people to a fair trial
Ninth Amendment Citizens rights are not limited to the ones listed.
Fourth Amendment The right to see a search warrant before the police come into your home.
First Amendment The right to ask the government to change a law (speech, petition, assemble, religion, or press)
Sixth Amendment The right to a jury if you are accused of a crime.
Eighth Amendment The right to a fair bail amount if you are arrested for a crime.
Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition are all guaranteed by... ...the first Amendment.
Suffrage has... ...been given to more groups of citizens over time.
Freedom of speech and freedom of press are limited by... ...laws against slander and libel Remember: Slander is STATEMENTS Libel is WRITTEN.
A person accused of a crime has the right to... ...have the help of a lawyer.
Freedom of the press is most closely associated with... ...the right of free speech.
The Nineteenth Amendment, ratified in 1920, extended the right to vote to... ...women.
The Second Amendment is controversial because... ...it is the focus of the debate over gun control.
The rights of the accused do NOT include... ...the right to a secret trial.
The Eighth Amendment's prohibition against "cruel and unusual punishment" is controversial because... ...not everyone agrees on which punishments are cruel and unusual.
The amendments to the Constitution are evidence that the Constitution... ...is flexible.
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