Quiz Me! - The Constitution The constitution defines the structure of the governmentand their jurisdictions and the basic rights of citizens. 1 / 10 Which happened as a direct result of the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment? The Civil War was finally resolved. Citizenship was extended to those previously denied the status. Former slaves gained the right to vote. Slavery was no longer a legal practice. 2 / 10 Which of the following statements regarding the Seventeenth Amendment is TRUE? The Seventeenth Amendment served to stagger the terms of the Senate so that only one-third is up for reelection every two years. The Seventeenth Amendment altered the length of terms for those serving in the US House of Representatives. The Seventeenth Amendment altered the manner in which Senators would be chosen. The passage of the Seventeenth Amendment decreased opportunities for citizens to directly choose their representatives 3 / 10 The due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment extends this protection to citizens against state action from which amendment contained in the original Bill of Rights? 8th Amendment 4th Amendment 5th Amendment 6th Amendment 4 / 10 Which word is NOT synonymous with the idea of republicanism? mixed government indirect democracy representative government direct democracy 5 / 10 Believe it or not, there is a provision in Article VI dealing with Chaplains for the House of Representatives and Senate Debts contracted under the Articles of Confederation Slavery in the Northwest territory The location of the U. S. Capitol 6 / 10 A proposed amendment to the U. S. Constitution must be ratified by three-fourths vote of the members of both houses of Congress Special elections in a majority of the states special state conventions in two-thirds of the states the state legislatures of three-fourths of the states 7 / 10 In several instances in recent years, the Supreme Court has overturned defendants’ convictions because in the Court’s view, the defendants had Lawyers who had been disbarred in one state and were not licensed to practice in the states where the trials were being conducted. Lawyers so Ineffective that had the defendants had competent attorneys the outcome of the trial might have been different Prosecutors who behaved as actors rather than lawyers, playing on the emotions of the jurors Private lawyers acting as prosecutors for the State 8 / 10 One of the most important uses of the amendment process has been to overrule a decision of the U. S. Supreme Court. How many of the twenty-seven amendments added to the Constitution have been added for that precise purpose? 8 6 12 4 9 / 10 The Eleventh Amendment effectively overturned which Supreme Court decision? Dred Scott v. Sanford Gibbons v. Ogden Barron v. Baltimore Chisholm v Georgia 10 / 10 Jill was punished at school for smoking in the restroom. Her punishment was a three day suspension. When she told her parents, they were livid and said that the school’s punishment was too lenient. They took away her nearly new convertible Mustang and said she could not drive for two months. Now, Jill was livid. In her civics class, she had been studying the Bill of Rights. Of course, she was a bit confused, thinking that her constitutional protections applied to her current situation. Still, with great sounding authority she announced that the grounding was illegal because the parents actions Was a violation of her Miranda rights Did not include a formal indictment by the Office of the District Attorney Constituted a violation of the “double jeopardy” of the Constitution Conflicted with Seventh Amendment Your score is Try another 10!