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Chapter 4 Vocabulary Racial profiling – identifying subjects solely on the basis of race or ethnicity Civil rights – the powers or privileges that are conferred on citizens by the Constitution and the courts and that entitle them to make claims upon the government; protect individuals from arbitrary or discriminatory treatment at the hands of the government Civil liberties – Constitutional and legal protections from government inference into personal rights and freedoms such as freedom of assembly, speech, and religion Fugitive Slave Law – the 1850 law compelling northerners to honor southerners’ property claims to slaves, passed in return for the South’s agreeing to admit California as a free state (and hence lose its ability to block legislation in the Senate) Jim Crow laws – a series of laws enacted in the late nineteenth century by southern states to institute segregation; created “whites only” public accommodations such as schools, hotels, and restaurants
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