gov ch 4 voc

Question Answer
civil liberty the freedom to think and act without government interference or fear of unfair legal treatment
civil of or relating to citizens
free speech the right to say our opinions, in public or private, without fear of being stopped or punished by the government for those ideas
censorship the banning of printed materials or films due to alarming or offensive ideas they contain
petition a formal request for government action
accused a person officially charged with a crime
probable cause a strong reason to think a person or property was involved in a crime
search warrant a court order allowing police to search property and seize evidence
indictment a document issued by a grand jury to charge someone with a crime
double jeopardy putting someone on trial for a crime of which he or she was previously found innocent
self-incrimination giving evidence about yourself that could lead to you being found guilty of a crime
due process following established legal procedures
eminent domain the right of the government to take private property-usually land-for public use
bail a sum of money used as a security deposit to ensure that an accused person who is released from jail returns for his or her trial
license a document granting the holder permission to do something
retain to keep
eliminate to take away or to end
black codes laws from after the civil war that kept african americans from holding certain jobs, gave them few property rights, and limited their rights in other ways
suffrage the right to vote
conduct to carry out
poll tax a sum of money required of voters before they are permitted to cast a ballot
restriction a limit placed on something
slander spoken untruths that are harmful to someonea??s reputation
libel written untruths that are harmful to someonea??s reputation

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