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Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Chapters 5 & 6
Key terms
For each of the terms below write a sentence using the term that shows understanding of
the term. Do NOT simply write a definition. The purpose of this is for you to show that not
only do you know what the word means, but more importantly you understand how to
apply it.
Ex: “Shay’s rebellion was important because it showed how weak the government was
under the Articles of Confederation and caused more people to support the Constitutional
Civil liberties
Civil rights
Fundamental freedoms
Prior restraint
Symbolic speech
Writ of habeas corpus
Ex post facto law
Bill of attainder
Black codes
Jim Crow laws
Civil Rights cases
de jure discrimination
de facto discrimination
Equal Rights Amendment
Equal Pay Act of 1963
Title IX
Affirmative Action
Guided Reading Questions
Answer questions in your own words.
What did Barron v. Baltimore (1833) conclude?
What is the direct incitement test?
What did the Court decide in D.C. v. Heller (2008)?
Is the death penalty considered cruel and unusual punishment in the U.S.?
How does the PATRIOT Act violate the 1st and 4th amendments?
In the Civil Rights Cases (1833), why did the Supreme Court rule to allow
7. On page 196, explain the following: “Thus, the federal courts and a litigation
strategy were the NAACP’s only hopes?
8. What 6 things did the Civil Rights Act of 1964 do?
9. What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?