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13 Cards in this Set

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Miranda Rights
Requirement that police tell suspects their rights before questioning. You have the right to remain silent...
5th Amendment
One of the Bill of Rights that gives you the freedom to not testify against yourself. Where the idea for Miranda rights came from.
6th Amendment
One of the Bill of Rights amendments. Guarantees you a lawyer if you are poor and are arrested. Where the idea for Miranda rights came from.
James Madison
1. Took notes during Constitutional Convention (Was Chief Recorder.)
2. Argued for strong central (federal, national) government in the Federalist Papers.
3. Introduced the Bill of Rights.
To change or improve; The Constitution has been amended many times. The first 10 amendments are called the Bill of Rights.
Hopes and Dreams
Soldier who fights for money rather than love of country.
Marbury vs. Madison
Landmark case in which Chief Justice John Marshall created the concept of Judicial Review. This allows the Supreme Court to rule legislative and executive actions unconstitutional.
To legally propose. The Senator offered a resolution honoring the soldiers who gave their lives.
An organized refusal to buy a good. The colonists boycotted English tea after the king imposed taxes.
Magna Carta
An agreement between King John of England and English nobility. Forced the king to give up his claim of absolute power and gave certain rights to English men that the king could not take away.
English Bill of Rights
An resolution passed by the English Parliament (legislative branch) which further limited the power of the English King. Forced the king to seek agreement from Parliament to make many decisions.
Mayflower Compact
An agreement signed by the Puritans (or Pilgrims) while still on the Mayflower en route to their new colony in Massachusetts. Were able to govern themselves without direction of the English king.