Question 1 of 12.
The landmark case Sweatt v. Painter began when Herman Sweatt was denied entrance to what school because he was African American?
1. Harvard Law School
2. University of Texas Law School
3. University of Alabama
4. University of Mississippi
Question 2 of 12.
After hearing the ruling in what case did Andrew Jackson supposedly remark “John Marshall has made his ruling, now let him enforce it?”
1. Worcester v. Georgia
2. Gibbons v. Ogden
3. Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge
4. Barron v. Baltimore
Question 3 of 12.
Wisconsin v. Yoder ruled that
1. The state cannot compel the Amish to send their children to school until age 16 because it violates their free exercise of religion as protected by the First Amendment
2. School districts do not have to permit lewd and vulgar language that undermine a school’s basic mission
3. Allowing students to vote on a prayer led by a student each week at football games violated the no establishment of religion clause of the First Amendment
4. Mandated school prayer is a violation of the no establishment of religion clause of the First Amendment
Question 4 of 12.
Which court case applied the “incorporation” doctrine and declared that freedom of speech was “among the fundamental rights and liberties protected by the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment from impairment by the states.”
1. Schenck v. United States
2. Gitlow v. New York
3. DeJonge v. Oregon
4. Cantwell v. Connecticut
Question 5 of 12.
Who was Charles Schenck? And why was he arrested?
1. Secretary of the NAACP; for advocating resistance to segregation laws in the South
2. General Secretary of the Socialist Party; for printing leaflets advising resistance of the draft and violating the Espionage Act of 1917
3. World War I veteran; for publishing a newspaper that advocated withdrawing American troops from World War I
4. Leader of an Anarchist group; for the assassination of William McKinley
Question 6 of 12.
What religion argued in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette that being forced to stand and pledge to the American Flag was the equivalent to worshipping “graven images” and violated their First Amendment free exercise of religion?
3. Jehovah’s Witness
Question 7 of 12.
Lochner v. New York was seen as a setback to what reform movement?
1. Women’s Suffrage movement
3. Temperance movement
4. Labor movement
Question 8 of 12.
What amendment was added to the Constitution with the purpose of overturning the ruling in Dred Scott v. Sanford?
1. 16th Amendment
2. 15th Amendment
3. 14th Amendment
4. 13th Amendment
Question 9 of 12.
The ruling in the Near v. Minnesota case found that the proper remedy for those who felt falsely accused by the press was:
1. Nothing, because free press cannot be restricted
2. To sue for libel
3. Closure of publications engaging in malicious behavior
4. Restrictions on lewd and obscene publications
Question 10 of 12.
What court case ruled that civilians cannot be tried by military commissions during times of war when civilian courts are open and operating?
1. Dred Scot V. Sanford
2. Worcester v. Georgia
3. Ex parte Milligan
4. Munn v Illinois
Question 11 of 12.
Who appeared before the court and successfully argued on behalf of Dartmouth College in Dartmouth College v. Woodard?
1. John Marshall
2. Daniel Webster
3. Henry Clay
4. James Madison
Question 12 of 12.
American involvement in what conflict led President Truman to authorize his seizure of the nation’s steel mills when they were shut down due to a dispute between the owners and steelworkers?
1. World War II
2. Korean War
3. Cuban Missile Crisis
4. Vietnam War
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