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American Politics 9.28.09 - Bill of Rights – Antifederalists insist for Constitution o Things government cannot do - 1 st Amendment o Most important – Freedom of religion, press, assembly, and petition. o Separation of church and state - Why is free speech so important? - Unprotected o Libel : written statements that defame character of another person o Slander is oral o Must be FALSE and damaging - Miller vs California 10.07.09 1. Dread Scott a. Split the Whig Party, Republicans and Abe Lincoln came from. 2. Union soldiers posted in the South after the war and during Reconstruction to make sure blacks were being treated fairly 3. Denying Voting rights a. Poll taxes b. Literacy tests and minimum education requirements c. Grandfather clauses d. Arbitrary bueaucractic obstacles e. Intimidation, violence 4. Jim Crow laws a. Plessy v Fergueson (1896) a.i. White only car in Louisiana a.ii. Argued 14 th Amendment (equal protection) a.iii. Separate but Equal Doctrine: Supreme Court ruled that as long as the
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course POLI SCI 101 taught by Professor Moscardelli during the Fall '06 term at UMass (Amherst).

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