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Flashcards - The U.S. Constitution

Flashcards - The U.S. Constitution
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constitutional amendment
A constitutional amendment refers to the modification of the constitution of a nation or state
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legislature
A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city
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19th Amendment
The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex
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14th Amendment
The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments
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Fourth Amendment
The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause
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Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution
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limited government
Limited government is a concept in political philosophy in which governmental power is restricted by law, usually in a written constitution
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limited government
Limited government is a concept in political philosophy in which governmental power is restricted by law, usually in a written constitution
Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution
Fourth Amendment
The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause
14th Amendment
The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments
19th Amendment
The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex
legislature
A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city
constitutional amendment
A constitutional amendment refers to the modification of the constitution of a nation or state
expectation of privacy
Expectation of privacy is a legal test which is crucial in defining the scope of the applicability of the privacy protections of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution
5th Amendment
The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights and protects a person from being compelled to be a witness against himself in a criminal case
Ninth Amendment
The Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution addresses rights, retained by the people, that are not specifically enumerated in the Constitution
poll tax
A poll tax, also known as a head tax or capitation, is a tax of a uniform, fixed amount applied to an individual in accordance with the census
commercial speech
Commercial speech is a US legal term relating to speech done on behalf of a company or individual for the intent of making a profit
puffery
In law, puffery is a promotional statement or claim that expresses subjective rather than objective views, which no "reasonable person" would take literally
13th Amendment
The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime
Jim Crow laws
Jim Crow laws were state and local laws enforcing racial segregation in the Southern United States

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