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Glossary of History-Branches

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Redress
satisfaction of the claim (secured in Congress)
civil liberties
protections against government
civil rights
positive acts of government that uphold the Constitution
Aliens
Non citizens
Due Process Clause
No state shall deprive any person of life, liberty or property through the due process of law
Establishment Clause
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion
Free Exercise Clause
Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion
libel
false and malicious use of printed words
slander
false and malicius spoken words
sedition
the crime of attempting to overthrow or disrupt the government by force or violent acts
due process
means the government must act fairly and in accord with established rules (must use fair procedures)
Miranda Rule
Requires police to read a list of rights to a person they arrest and make sure the person understands these rights
Plessy Vs. Ferguson
Separate but equal
To be a member of the House of Representatives
A person must be atleast 25, been a US citizen for 7 years, and live in the state that they wish to represent (435 members)
To be a member of the Senate
Must be 30 years old, A US citizen for 9 years, and live in the state that they represent (100 members)

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