Category: Supreme Court Cases - Press Play for the first question!

Category: Supreme Court Cases - Press Play for the first question!

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

Question 2 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. DeJonge v. Oregon
3. Schenck v. United States
4. Gitlow v. New York

Question 3 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. Closure of publications engaging in malicious behavior
3. Restrictions on lewd and obscene publications
4. To sue for libel

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

Question 5 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. Vietnam War
3. Korean War
4. Cuban Missile Crisis

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

Question 7 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. Catholic
2. Mormon
3. Jehovah’s Witness
4. Quaker

Question 8 of 12.

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

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

Question 9 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. 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
3. Mandated school prayer is a violation of the no establishment of religion clause of the First Amendment
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 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. Munn v Illinois
2. Ex parte Milligan
3. Worcester v. Georgia
4. Dred Scot V. Sanford

Question 11 of 12.

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

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

Question 12 of 12.

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

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

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