Question 1 of 12.
What amendment was added to the Constitution with the purpose of overturning the ruling in Dred Scott v. Sanford?
1. 13th Amendment
2. 14th Amendment
3. 16th Amendment
4. 15th Amendment
Question 2 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. Munn v Illinois
2. Worcester v. Georgia
3. Dred Scot V. Sanford
4. Ex parte Milligan
Question 3 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. Cantwell v. Connecticut
2. Schenck v. United States
3. Gitlow v. New York
4. DeJonge v. Oregon
Question 4 of 12.
Lochner v. New York was seen as a setback to what reform movement?
2. Labor movement
3. Temperance movement
4. Women’s Suffrage movement
Question 5 of 12.
Wisconsin v. Yoder ruled that
1. School districts do not have to permit lewd and vulgar language that undermine a school’s basic mission
2. 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
3. Mandated school prayer is a violation of the no establishment of religion clause of the First Amendment
4. 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
Question 6 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 7 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. Leader of an Anarchist group; for the assassination of William McKinley
4. World War I veteran; for publishing a newspaper that advocated withdrawing American troops from World War I
Question 8 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. To sue for libel
2. Closure of publications engaging in malicious behavior
3. Nothing, because free press cannot be restricted
4. Restrictions on lewd and obscene publications
Question 9 of 12.
The landmark case Sweatt v. Painter began when Herman Sweatt was denied entrance to what school because he was African American?
1. University of Mississippi
2. University of Alabama
3. University of Texas Law School
4. Harvard Law School
Question 10 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. Vietnam War
2. Cuban Missile Crisis
3. Korean War
4. World War II
Question 11 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?
1. Jehovah’s Witness
Question 12 of 12.
Who appeared before the court and successfully argued on behalf of Dartmouth College in Dartmouth College v. Woodard?
1. James Madison
2. Daniel Webster
3. Henry Clay
4. John Marshall
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