Jim Crow Laws
Laws that enforced segregation and denied legal equality to African Americans.
A legal process through which a person not granted citizenship by birth can become a citizen of a country. A naturalized citizen enjoys most or all of the rights of native-born citizens.
An immigrant who has legal status in the United States; a lawful permanent resident.
An identification card issued to immigrants who are legal residents of the United States.
An ideology favoring a limited role for government and more private initiative by nongovernmental groups in efforts to solve society's problems.
A person who has come to the United States to live and work without the required legal papers.
An ideology at the middle of the political spectrum that combines elements of both liberal and conservative thought
Associations and other voluntary groups that form middle layer in society between government and individual families. It includes groups that people join because of family, faith, interests, or ideology.
A basic set of political beliefs about the roles of government and the individual in society.
A society's framework of shared values, beliefs, and attitudes concerning politics and government.
An economic system that calls for public ownership of the means of production.
An ideology favoring a limited role for government and more private initiative by nongovernmental groups in efforts to solve society's problems
An ideology favoring an active role for government in efforts to solve society's problems.
An ideology that emphasizes conservations and protection of the environment
An ideology based on a strong belief in personal freedom and a minimal role for government.
Civil Rights Act
Land mark legislation passed in 1964 that banned discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, or national origin