Quiz Me! - Documents and Supreme Court Cases Here you can review many of the most importantoriginal historical documents in American history. 1 / 10 What was the most critical provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act adversely affected by Shelby County v. Holder? Coverage Formula Prohibition of literacy tests Preclearance Provision Provision requiring bi-lingual ballots 2 / 10 The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McCulloch v. Maryland helped to… bring an end to sectionalism expand the power of the national government create a system of national railways expand the power of state governments 3 / 10 The Pendleton Act was passed to reform... campaign finance laws voter fraud judicial appointments “the spoils system” 4 / 10 Who is the main author of Lee’s Resolution? Robert E. Lee Chester Lee Henry Richard Lee Lee Harvey Oswald 5 / 10 Which of the following is the most famous quote from JFK’s Inaugural Address? “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” “I am offering the country a New Deal!” “We, the people, still believe our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity.” “....ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country.” 6 / 10 Which law resulted in the publication of reasonable railroad rates and banned secret pricing practices? Pendleton Act Interstate Commerce Act Homestead Act Sherman Anti-Trust Act 7 / 10 What impact did Common Sense have on the American Revolution? The pamphlet reached people in England who immediately began to side with the rebel colonists. It was widely read and began to change the minds of colonists to support the war. Thomas Paine was promoted to Chief War Officer under George Washington. The document led people to side with the loyalists and denounce the American Revolution. 8 / 10 What warning did George Washington issue in his Farewell Address of 1796? He recommended staying away from foreign alliances and forming political parties. He recommended ending slavery immediately or our country would be at war later. He recommended creating a strong military to fight off future attacks from foreign countries. If the U.S. did not form an alliance with England we were doomed to have another war with her. 9 / 10 Miranda v. Arizona is one of the best known (and most controversial) criminal procedure Supreme Court decisions in history. The decision requires the police to inform an individual taken into custody to be informed of which rights and consequences? The right to an attorney; if they can’t afford a lawyer, one will be provided All of the above The right to remain silent If they choose to talk, anything they say may be used against them 10 / 10 Lemon v. Kurtzman concluded that public money to parochial and nonpublic schools violated what provision of the 1st Amendment? The Free Speech Clause The Establishment Clause The Free Exercise Clause The Right to Assembly Clause Your score is Try another 10!