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25 terms

Government Ch 13 and 14

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Selective Service
an independent federal agency that administers compulsory military service
Enemy Alien
a citizen of a nation with which the United States is at war
Refugee
a person forced to leave her or his home or country seeking protection from danger
Jus Soli
the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the place of birth
Jus Sanguinis
the principle that a person's nationality at birth is the same as that of his natural parents
Naturalization process
1. Sign a declaration of intent. 2. Live in the U.S. for 5 years (3 if you are married to a citizen) 3. File an application with INS. 4. Interview with and INS agent. 5. Pass the citizenship test. 6. Must be sworn in and take a citizenship oath.
Collective Naturalization
granting citizenship to a large group of people at one time
Tinker v. Des Moines
First Amendent right of symbolic speech. Wearing armbands in protest is protected free speech
Hazelwood school district vs. Kuhlmeier
1988- held that public school officials are in control of the editorial content of a student newspaper published as part of the school's journalism curriculum.
Dred Scott v. Sanford
The case that ruled that slaves were property and could not sue
Pure speech
the verbal expression of thought and opinion before an audience that has chosen to listen
Symbolic Speech
nonverbal communication, such as burning a flag or wearing an armband. The Supreme Court has accorded some symbolic speech protection under the first amendment.
3 constitutional Limits of speech
No harassment, no fighting words, No copy wrighting
Exclusionary Rule
a rule that provides that otherwise admissible evidence cannot be used in a criminal trial if it was the result of illegal police conduct
Cruel and unusual punishment
punishment prohibited by the 8th amendment to the U.S. constitution
Jim Crow Laws
Limited rights of blacks. Literacy tests, grandfather clauses and poll taxes limited black voting rights
Miranda v. Arizona
Supreme Court held that criminal suspects must be informed of their right to consult with an attorney and of their right against self-incrimination prior to questioning by police.
New Jersey v. T.L.O.
Supreme court case in which it was decided that a student may be searched if there is "reasonable ground" for doing so.
Gideon v. Wainwright
A person who cannot afford an attorney may have one appointed by the government
Plessy v. Ferguson
sumpreme court ruled that segregation public places facilities were legal as long as the facilites were equal
4th Amendment
Swarches and Seizures
5th Amendment
right to grand jury, indictment, no double jeopardy, freedom from self-incrimination, due process of law
6th Amendment
Right to a fair, speedy trial
Affirmative Action
programs intended to make up for past discrimination by helping minority groups and women gain access to jobs and opportunities
Patriot Act
This law passed after 9/11 expanded the tools used to fight terrorism and improved communication between law enforcement and intelligence agencies