Question 1 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. Cuban Missile Crisis
2. Vietnam War
3. Korean War
4. World War II

Question 2 of 12.

Who was Charles Schenck? And why was he arrested?

1. Leader of an Anarchist group; for the assassination of William McKinley
2. World War I veteran; for publishing a newspaper that advocated withdrawing American troops from World War I
3. Secretary of the NAACP; for advocating resistance to segregation laws in the South
4. General Secretary of the Socialist Party; for printing leaflets advising resistance of the draft and violating the Espionage Act of 1917

Question 3 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 Texas Law School
3. University of Alabama
4. Harvard Law School

Question 4 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. Restrictions on lewd and obscene publications
3. Closure of publications engaging in malicious behavior
4. Nothing, because free press cannot be restricted

Question 5 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. Barron v. Baltimore
2. Worcester v. Georgia
3. Gibbons v. Ogden
4. Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge

Question 6 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. Mandated school prayer is a violation of the no establishment of religion clause of the First Amendment
3. School districts do not have to permit lewd and vulgar language that undermine a school’s basic mission
4. 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

Question 7 of 12.

What amendment was added to the Constitution with the purpose of overturning the ruling in Dred Scott v. Sanford?

1. 14th Amendment
2. 13th Amendment
3. 16th Amendment
4. 15th Amendment

Question 8 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. Quaker
2. Mormon
3. Jehovah’s Witness
4. Catholic

Question 9 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. Ex parte Milligan
2. Worcester v. Georgia
3. Munn v Illinois
4. Dred Scot V. Sanford

Question 10 of 12.

Lochner v. New York was seen as a setback to what reform movement?

1. Labor movement
2. Women’s Suffrage movement
3. Environmentalism
4. Temperance movement

Question 11 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. Cantwell v. Connecticut
4. DeJonge v. Oregon

Question 12 of 12.

Who appeared before the court and successfully argued on behalf of Dartmouth College in Dartmouth College v. Woodard?

1. John Marshall
2. Henry Clay
3. Daniel Webster
4. James Madison

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