5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Miranda warnings
- Selective incorporation
- symbolic speech
- Seditious libel
- free exercise clause
- a provision of the first amendment that prohibits congress from "prohibiting the free exercise" of religion
- b the warning required by the Supreme Court that police must give when arresting a suspect:particularly the right to remain silent and to have the assistance of an attorney (Miranda rights)
- c the doctrine that much, but not all, of the Bill of Rights applies to the states
- d the crime under British law that made it illegal to criticize the government in a way that undetermined public support and respect; the truth of the charges was not a defense.
- e conduct by which people sometimes express their political feeling with out using speech as such, such as burning the American flag as a sign of protest. Also called "expressive conduct."
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- procedural protections that the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments require government to follow before depriving anyone of life, liberty, or property. These include at least fair notice and an opportunity to contest charges before a neutral tribunal.
- conduct by which people sometimes express their political feeling with out using speech as such, such as burning the American flag as a sign of protest. Also called "symbolic speech."
- a doctrine promulgated by the Supreme court in 1919 according to which the government may restrict speech when the words "create a clear and present danger that the will bring about the substantive evils that congress has a right to prevent"
- resolutions authored by Thomas Jefferson and passed by the Kentucky legislature in 1798 that criticized the Alien and Sedition Acts
- sexually explicit and patently offensive materials that may be suppressed by public authorities, as defined by the Supreme Court in Miller v. California
5 True/False Questions
Memorial and Remonstrance → document written by James Madison in 1785 opposing the use of tax money to support Christian religious instruction and making the case for freedom of religion.
Libel → a defamatory statement made in writing
exclusionary rule → the rule imposed by the Supreme Court that prohibits the use in course of evidence improperly obtained, no matter how relevant to demonstrating guilt
Martial law → rule by military authorities in time of war or civil disorder
Freedom of expression → a broad term to characterize that many believe the first amendment was designed to protect, incorporating freedom of speech and press as expressive conduct