This activity contains 25 questions.
Which Amendment in the Bill of Rights states that all powers not specifically given to the federal government shall be given to the states?
This provision is in the Constitution itself; it is not in the Amendments.
The doctrine which holds that the due process clause of the 14
Amendment requires state and local governments to guarantee the rights of its citizens is known as
substantive due process.
The First Amendment says that
"The Supreme Court shall uphold no law... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press."
"Neither the states nor the Congress shall make any law... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press."
"The president shall enforce no law... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press."
"Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press."
"The states shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press."
The Supreme Court has appeared willing to allow the government to give aid to religious organizations under which of the following conditions?
The aid is provided to religious and non-religious organizations alike.
The money is distributed to persons who have free choice as to how it is used.
All of the above.
None of the above; the Court has consistently ruled that failing to provide money for religious schools is discrimination on the basis of religion.
None of the above; the Courts have consistently held that no government funds may be applied to religious organizations.
(1919), the Supreme Court ruled that Congress could ban certain types of speech if they constituted
a clear and present danger to society.
disparaging remarks about government policies.
abstract advocacy of overthrowing the government.
a threat to law and order.
Which of the following is not protected as a form of symbolic speech?
Displaying a red communist flag
Wearing a black armband to protest a war
Burning a cross
Burning the U.S. flag
All of the above are protected as symbolic speech.
The New York Times
the Supreme Court ruled that
prior restraint was protected by the Constitution.
newspaper reporters must divulge their confidential sources.
libel and slander were constitutionally protected forms of speech.
actual malice must be proven in order to support a claim of libel made by a public figure.
false or negligent speech was not protected by the First Amendment.
Which of the following is guaranteed by the 5
Amendment to the Constitution?
writs of habeas corpus
the right to a lawyer
the right to
ex post facto laws.
the right to remain silent
All of the above.
According to various Supreme Court decisions regarding the Fourth Amendment, what can the police search without a warrant or consent?
a person being arrested
a person walking down the street in an African-American neighborhood
the trunk of your car
Which of the following is NOT an enumerated First Amendment freedom?
In which 1966 case did the Supreme Court rule that arrested individuals must be informed of their constitutional rights?
(1963) was about
search and seizure.
the right to counsel.
trial by jury.
The Eighth Amendment prohibits
multiple appeals in felony cases.
trial by a jury of your peers.
excessive bail and excessive fines.
unreasonable searches and seizures.
What was the Supreme Court's decision in
Furman v. Georgia?
The death penalty is inherently unconstitutional.
Capital punishment is always cruel and unusual punishment.
The death penalty is usually applied evenhandedly.
Capital punishment results in a high recidivism rate.
The death penalty as it existed at that time was unconstitutional.
In which constitutional amendment is the right to privacy enumerated?
The right to privacy is not explicitly enumerated in any amendment. Rather, it is a judicially created doctrine based on an interpretation of several different amendments.
The Ninth Amendment notes that Americans have only those rights and liberties explicitly enumerated in the Constitution.
The incorporation doctrine is a principle used to limit the powers of the national government in the realm of civil rights and liberties.
The establishment clause prohibits the national government from establishing a national religion and is found in the First Amendment.
Democracy is not possible without the free exchange of ideas.
The Supreme Court has ruled that burning the American flag is a protected form of symbolic speech.
Two-thirds of colleges and universities ban some forms of speech or related conduct.
New York Times v. Sullivan
made it much easier to prove libel because the Court determined that is not a constitutionally protected form of speech.
According to Supreme Court decisions, the Second Amendment guarantees citizens the unrestricted right to own firearms.
In interpreting the Fourth Amendment, the Supreme Court has ruled that the police always need a search warrant in order to conduct a search.
Clarence Earl Gideon won the right to a court-provided lawyer for indigent defendants.
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