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Miranda v. Arizona (Miranda Rights)

Decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, June 13, 1966. http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0384_0436_ZS.html
defendant, custody, detective, prosecute, attorney, interrogation, elicit, admission, convict, more...
37 words

The Bill of Rights

Learn these 50 words to better understand the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution.
amendment, congress, prohibit, abridge, assemble, petition, redress, grievance, militia, more...
50 words

10 Words to Learn from the Preamble to the US Constitution

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the...
justice, insure, tranquility, promote, welfare, secure, liberty, posterity, ordain, more...
10 words

The Top 90 Terms to help you Comprehend the Declaration of Independence

unalienable, constrain, usurpation, King of Great Britain, abolish, consanguinity, suspend, impel, abdicate, more...
90 words

The Top 20 Terms Students Need to Know Before they Read the Bill of Rights

Try previewing these twenty terms with your students BEFORE they read the Bill of Rights. Then, when they read the actual document, they will be twenty steps ahead.
compulsory process, cruel and unusual punishment, probable cause, due process of law, abridge, prohibit, freedom of speech, common law, private property, more...
20 words

Social Studies vocabulary from the majority opinion, Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

--created by VocabGrabber (www.visualthesaurus.com/vocabgrabber)
equal protection of the laws, Fourteenth Amendment, segregate, segregation, legal representative, rural area, plaintiff, public school, class action, more...
42 words

Martin Luther King Letter From Birmingham Jail

segregate, tension, categorize, scintillate, structured, categorized, precipitate, humiliate, creatively, more...
340 words

"While the World Watched," Vocabulary from Chapter 19-Barack Obama's Letter

While the world watched, September 15, 1963 became a traumatic day that fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull (now also McKinstry) struggled to live past and understand. Read "While the World Watched: A...
righteous, turbulent, integrate, envision, ordeal, accommodating, renovation, serenity, mimic, more...
35 words
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