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AP Government--Court Cases Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. Furman v. Georgia (1972)
  2. Marbury v. Madison
  3. Miler v. California
  4. Tinker v. Des Moines (1969)
  5. Fletcher v. Peck
  1. a 1803 established the principle of judicial review
  2. b 1973 ruling that determined the obscenity clause to related to works that lack literary, artisitic, political or scientific value. (LAPS test)
  3. c The decision stems from the Yazoo land cases, 1803, and upholds the sanctity of contracts.
  4. d State death penalties (as then applied) are arbitrary and violate equal protection of 14th Amendment.
  5. e Guaranteed a student's right to protest (wearing armbands).

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Flag-burning is symbolic speech with a political purpose and is protected by 1st Amendment.
  2. 1919--Case involving limits on free speech. Established the "clear and present danger" principle.
  3. NO racial gerrymandering; race cannot be the sole or predominant factor in redrawing legislative boundaries; majority-minority districts.
  4. 1819--The Court ruled that states cannot tax the federal government, i.e. the Bank of the United States; the phrase "the power to tax is the power to destroy"; confirmed the constitutionality of the Bank of the United States.
  5. Provided test for determining which parts of Bill of Rights should be federalized - those which are implicitly or explicitly necessary for liberty to exist.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Bakke v. Regents of the University of California1954 case that overturned Separate but Equal standard of discrimination in education.


  2. Escobedo v. Illinois1966 ruling that upon arrest, a suspect has the right to remain silent and the right to consult with a lawyer.


  3. Everson v Board of Education (1942)A New Jersey law allowing reimbursements of money to parents who sent their children to school (public and private) on buses operated by the public transportation system did not violate the establishment clause or the 1st and 14th Amendments.


  4. U.S. v. Lopez (1995)Established exclusionary rule; illegally obtained evidence cannot be used in court; Warren Court's judicial activism.


  5. Bush v. Gore (2000)Use of 14th Amendment's equal protection clause to stop the Florida recount in the election of 2000.


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