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What is the first amendment

The government should pass no law respecting an establishment of religion


What was the 14th amendment

It said that no state shall deprive any person of life liberty or property without due process of law


What is due process of law

Denies the government the right without due process to deprive people of life liberty and property. Another way of saying this is that no state shall deny any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws


What is the equal protection of the laws

A standard of equal treatment that must be observed by the government


What is it selective in Corporation

Court cases that apply bill of rights to states

Some but not all federal rights also applied to the states


The entire bill of rights is now applied to the states except for the following

The right to bear arms
the right not to have soldier forcibly quarter in private homes the right to be indicted by a grand jury before being try for a serious crime
the right to a jury trial in civil cases
the ban on excessive bail and finds


Freedom of expression

Right of people to speak publish and assemble


What is freedom of religion

People shall be free to exercise their religion and government may not establish a religion


What is prior restraint

Censorship of a publication


What is the sedition act

It was passed in 1798 making it a crime to right outer or publish any fall scandalous and malicious writing with the intention of defending the president Congress or the government or of exciting against the government


What is the smith act

The law made it illegal to advocates the overthrow of the US government by force or violence. The smith act required members of the Communist Party to register with the government


What is the clear and present danger test

Launch should not punish speech unless there was a clear and present danger of producing harmful actions


What is libel

A written statement that the fames the character of another person if the statement is oral it is called a slander

Writing that falsely injures another person


What is actual malice

With reckless disregard for their truth or falsity worth knowledge that they were false


Symbolic speech

An act that conveys a political message


Civil liberties

A set of principles that protect the freedoms of all of us all the time