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laws that permit the public to watch policy makers in action
education about how the government works and which policies one should support
19th century term referring to the question of slavery.
Right of people to self-government.
efforts to encourage people to engage in the public sphere
positive steps to recruit members of previously underrepresented groups into schools, colleges, and jobs
lawsuit filed on behalf of an entire category of individuals
equal employment opportunity commission
federal law enforcement agency charged with monitoring compliance to the civil rights act
equal rights amendment
drafted by alice paul in 1923 passed by congress in 1972 and ratified by 35 states declaring equality of rights
free practice clause
first amendment, government may not interfere in religious practice
public engagement in the form of voting, running for office, or volunteering on a campaign
domestic dependent nation
special status that grants local sovereignty to tribal nations but doesn't grant them full sovereignty equal to independent nations
government's inability to advance policy issues because of clashes among different branches
law of coverture
outmoded legal tradition holding that a woman's rights and duties all operate through her husband
measure of eligible voters who actually cast a legitimate ballot in a given election
Seneca falls convention
dedicated to women's rights held in july 1848
strict principles articulated in the Lemon test for judging whether a law establishes a religion
law enforcement practice of singling out people on the basis of physical features
slave states would pay extra states because every slave counted as 3/5 of a freeman
"we are the people"
6 goals for a successful gov.