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Amendments to the Constitution
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Which three rights are guaranteed by the Bill of Rights?
freedom of speech, right to bear arms, right to a speedy trial
The image below symbolizes a right protected by the Bill of Rights.
Picture of Postal Stamps with silhouettes of citizens and the caption: JURY DUTY Serve With Pride
What constitutional right does this image symbolize?
trial by peers
Why does the U.S. Supreme Court continue to debate the constitutionality of the death penalty?
Citizens are protected from cruel and unusual punishment
Which constitutional principle is applied when police inform suspects of their rights?
due process of law
The statement below was made by President Dwight Eisenhower upon signing Public Law 396 in 1954 which added "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.
To anyone who truly loves America, nothing could be more inspiring than to contemplate this rededication of our youth, on each school morning, to our country's true meaning.
Which First Amendment protections have been cited in opposition to this change?
establishment and free exercise
Which individual protection is found in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?
How do citizens experience economic freedom?
Which action represents an individual exercising a constitutional right?
Which freedom is enumerated in the U.S. Constitution?
How did the passage of the Voting Rights of 1965 impact political participation?
All African-Americans could now vote.
The passage below describes a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
In 1940, the Texas Democratic Party refused to give an African-American man a ballot to select candidates to run for Congress and governor.
In finding this action unconstitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court stated "...this Court is not constrained to follow a previous decision which..., involves the application of a constitutional principle, rather than an interpretation of the Constitution to evolve the principle itself
According to the passage, what did this U.S. Supreme Court decision illustrate?
The U.S. Supreme Court expanded voting rights through amendment interpretation.
How are 14th Amendment due process protections related to the Civil Rights Act of 1968?
State legislatures may not enact discriminatory housing statutes
The photograph below illustrates an event in U.S. history.
Photo with the following caption: March on Washington for Jobs & Freedoms
What was Congress' response to the social movement symbolized in the photograph?
increased economic opportunities
The graph below describes voter registration in Florida among blacks and whites.
Line Graph with two lines one for white votes & the other for black votes. The black votes line steadily gains across the years.
Based on the graph, what conclusion can be drawn about voter turnout in Florida since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed?
Voter turnout among blacks has increased
The passage below is from Executive Order 9066, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, February 19, 1942.
...by ...the authority vested in me as President of the United States, ...I hereby authorize ...the Secretary of War....whenever he ...deems such action necessary..., to prescribe military areas in such places and of such extent as he...may determine, from which any or all persons may be excluded, and with respect to which, the right of any person to enter, remain in, or leave shall be subject to whatever restrictions the Secretary of War ...may impose in his discretion.
According to this passage, what impact does government have on the people?
Citizens may be subjected to forced internment
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