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Study Guide: Amendments Test
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Why does the U.S. Supreme Court continue to debate the constitutionality of the death penalty?
citizens are protected from cruel & unusual punishment
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 three rights are guaranteed by the Bill of Rights?
freedom of speech, right to bear arms, right to speedy trial
Which constitutional principle is applied when police inform suspects of their rights?
due process of law
Which action represents an individual exercising a constitutional right?
How did the passage of the Voting Rights of 1965 impact political participation?
all African-Americans can now vote
What constitutional right does an image of jury duty symbolize?
trial by peers
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 US Supreme Court expanded voting rights through Amendment interpretation
Which individual protection is found in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?
Which freedom is enumerated in the U.S. Constitution?
How are 14th Amendment due process protections related to the Civil Rights Act of 1968?
State legislatures may not enact discriminatory housing statutes
What conclusion can be drawn about voter turnout in Florida since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed?
Voter turn-out among blacks increased
How do citizens experience economic freedom?
What was Congress' response to the social movement symbolized in the photograph?
increased economic opportunities
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