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1 A. Content Vocabulary Directions: Fill in the Crossword Puzzle with content vocabulary words from Chapter

2 A. Content Vocabulary, Cont. Across 5. government ban on printed material 8. the act of occupying seats or sitting down on the floor of an establishment as a form of organized protest 11. strong reason to think a crime has been committed 13. the rights of full citizenship and equality under the law 14. freedoms to act and think without government interference 17. document that charges accused with a crime 18. right to vote 19. putting someone on trial for a crime for which he or she was previously found innocent 20. fee imposed on voters Down 1. payment for release from jail 2. the right of government to take private property for public use 3. the right to say what we believe without fear of being stopped or punished by the government 4. unfair treatment based on prejudice against a certain group 6. the social separation of the races 7. giving evidence against yourself 9. fair legal procedures 10. formal request for government action 12. written lies that harm reputation 15. Southern segregation laws 16. person charged with a crime 2

3 B. Academic Vocabulary Directions: Use the following academic vocabulary words to fill in the blanks. You may need to change the form of a word to fit the sentence. civil eliminate conduct restrictions convince retain persist exploit 1. Politicians attempt to the public to vote for them. 2. The police are authorized to a search only under certain circumstances. 3. Laws impose on individuals. 4. Martin Luther King, Jr. worked to discrimination. 5. Despite the successes of the civil rights movement, discrimination today. 6. Working long hours for low pay, farm workers were by the companies they worked for. 7. The Ninth Amendment says that people rights not spelled out in the Constitution. 8. The rights we have as citizens are known as our rights. 3

4 C. Combined Vocabulary Reinforcement Directions: Use the content and academic vocabulary from the box to fill in the blanks. restrictions probable jeopardy codes resistance eminent free rights warrant conduct Jim Crow slander crime incrimination 1. speech: the right to express our opinions 2. cause: strong reason to believe someone was involved in a crime 3. search : court document allowing police to a search 4. double : putting someone on trial a second time for a crime 5. self- : giving evidence against oneself 6. domain: the government s power to take private property for public use 7. black : laws that placed on African Americans 8. civil : equality under the law 4

5 9. nonviolent : peaceful protest 10. laws: Southern segregation laws 11. : lies that are harmful to someone s reputation 12. hate : a violent act against a person because of his or her race, color, national origin, gender, or disability 5

6 networks - Print Page Print Is the Patriot Act an infringement of privacy? A terrorist attack shocked the United States on September 11, Congress quickly responded to the attorney general s call for changes in the law to combat terrorism. President George W. Bush signed the Patriot Act as a new tool to fight a threat like no other our Nation has ever seen. Later, some members of Congress and concerned citizens said some parts of the act violated the Fourth Amendment s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Before most searches, officers must obtain a warrant from a judge, showing probable cause and describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized. The Patriot Act made exceptions to these requirements. Section 215 permitted the FBI to go before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for an order to search for any tangible things connected to a terrorism suspect. Yes In November 2003, the American Civil Liberties Union contended that the Patriot Act contains flaws that threaten your fundamental freedoms by giving the government the power to access your medical records, tax records, information about the books you buy or borrow without probable cause, and the power to break into your home and conduct secret searches without telling you for weeks, months, or indefinitely. In 2004 the ACLU filed a lawsuit to overturn a Patriot Act provision that gave the government authority to obtain customer records from Internet service providers and other businesses without a warrant. No American Civil Liberties Union Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah voted for the Patriot Act and defended it when Congress voted to renew most of its provisions. In 2003 he said, The Patriot Act has not eroded any of the rights we hold dear as Americans. I would be the first to call for corrective action, were that the case. Yet not one of the civil liberties groups has cited one instance of abuse of our constitutional rights.... We should not undermine or limit our law enforcement and intelligence agencies efforts by imposing requirements that go above and beyond those required by the Constitution. That would only have the effect of protecting terrorists and criminals while endangering the lives of innocent Americans. Debating the Issue 1. Describing How does the Fourth Amendment attempt to protect Americans' privacy? Senator Orrin Hatch 2. Describing What must an officer of the law normally do to obtain a warrant for a search? 3. Explaining Why are some people concerned about the provisions in Section 215? 4. Drawing Conclusions Are the concerns of people who opposed some provisions of the Patriot Act justified? Explain. 1 of 1 11/18/14, 4:11 PM

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