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Important vocabulary (•)

As you read the background summary of the Texas v. Johnson case, look for the important vocabulary words that are italicized.  When you come to one of those terms, look at this page for its definition.  Then, check to see if you understand the definition by either sketching a picture of what you think it means, or by putting it in your own words.  Feel free to add terms from the reading that you would like to practice.

  • demonstration

Definition: A public showing of a group's opinion, as by rally or march

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  • protest

Definition: To oppose or object to

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  • conviction

Definition: The judgment of a jury or judge that a person is guilty of a crime as charged

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  • appeal

Definition: To request formally that a lower court decision be examined and reconsidered by a higher court

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  • symbolic

Definition: Expressed by use of symbols (something that represents something else)

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