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21 Cards in this Set

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unlawful use of force against persons or property to intmidate or coerce a government, the civilian population or any segment thereof, in the furtherance of political or socail objectives
someone who does an act of terrorism
civil liberties
freedoms of the citizens
watch kept over people
authorizes the arrest of a person by the police
Justice Department
department that enforces laws
Alien Enemies Act
gives the president virtually unlimited authority in prosecuting non-citizens, depriving them of rights to trial by jury and due process.
Sedition Act
banned criticism of the government
martial law
law of military over the civilian population
writ of habias corpus
the constitutional mandate that defendants be granted due process
Espionage Act 1917
prohibited people from making statements, whether written or spoken, deemed threatening to the national government
Japanese Internement Camps
camps for Japanese citizens during WWII
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
allows investigators to get authorization from secret courts for wiretaps on individuals suspected of conspiring with foreign powers
tapping of phone lines in order to get evidence
Electronic Communication
email, websites
Political Surveillance
the overlooking of politcians
racial profiling
only looking for certain races and not others
Immigrant detainee period
48 hours, or indefinitely in times of emergency
War on Terrorism
war against terrorism that the US is now fighting
Think Tank
a research institute or organization employed to solve complex problems or predict or plan future developments, as in military, political, or social areas.