Govt Test 5

  1. When we are speaking of civil liberties, we are referring to limitations on govt as outlined in...
    the Bill of Rights.
  2. The burning of an American flag in a peaceful protest is an example of...
    a protected action under the symbolic speech concept.
  3. Public officials may sue for libel if they can prove the statement...
    was false.
  4. The Roe v. Wade case decided the abortion issue on the basis of...
    the right to privacy.
  5. Which case required police to read accused persons their rights during an arrest?
    Miranda v. Arizona
  6. Which of the following describe limitations that may constitutionally be placed on the freedom of speech and freedom of the press?
    I. Under no circumstances may the govt limit speech or censor the press.
    II. The govt may censor the press in the interest of nat'l and military security.
    III. The govt may outlaw obscene publications.
    IV. The govt may prevent individuals from engaging in "offensive" speech.
    II and III only.
  7. Which of the following most accurately describes the right of American citizens to privacy?
    The Supreme Court has ruled that the right to privacy is implied by the Bill of Rights.
  8. The exclusionary rule was established to...
    limit govt's ability to use illegally obtained evidence.
  9. Which of the following best describes the term "de facto segregation"?
    It is the result of residential segregation, preferred living patterns and informal social forces.
  10. The individual rights promised to citizens in the Bill of Rights were later extended to apply to the states, due in part to the Supreme Court interpretation of which amendment?
  11. Which of the following was NOT a method used to prevent African Americans from voting?
  12. The Women's Suffrage movement grew out of women participating in what other movements?
    Temperance and anti-slavery.
  13. The policy steps taken to overcome the present effects of past discrimination is called...
    affirmative action.
  14. Offering the benefits of marriage to gay and lesbian couples gives them legal status in the form of...
    civil unions.
  15. The reason for lack of protection for the rights of children is the presumption of our society that children...
    are basically protected by their parents.
  16. Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
    Race cannot be the only factor in college admissions.
  17. Griswold v. Connecticut
    Right to privacy, precursor to Roe v. Wade
  18. Engel v. Vitale
    School Prayer replaced by Moment of Silence
  19. Gideon v. Wainwright
    If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided.
  20. Romer v. Evans
    Overturned sodomy laws.
  21. Identify the 2 concepts of freedom of religion contained within the First Amendment.
    One concept is that Congress shall make no law prohibiting the practice of a religion. Also that anyone who practices any religion is allowed in the US.
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Govt Test 5
Govt Test 5