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American Civics Ch.4 Vocab

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Bill of Rights
the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution which set forth basic rights guaranteed to all Americans
Separation of Church and States
the division between religion and government
Self-incrimination
testifying against oneself
Due Process of Law
the fair application of the law to one's case
Eminent Domain
the power of the government to take private property for public use
Bail
money or property an accused person gives a court to hold as a guarantee that he or she will appear for trial
Civil Rights
the rights guaranteed to all U.S. citizens
Suffrage
the right to vote
Poll Tax
a special tax that had to be paid to vote
Draft
a policy requiring men to serve in the military
Rationed
limited by law to a certain amount per household
Jury Duty
serving on a jury