Civil Liberties Test Review

Civil Liberties FRQ Test Review Sheet
Friday’s FRQ will be on chapter 15: First Amendment Freedoms. Reread the chapter summary, look over your notes, complete any handouts, and complete the Supreme Court cases handouts and take any tests in the textbook at the end of the chapter and at the end of the book.

Here's a list of Landmark Supreme Court Freedom Of Speech Cases
Here's a list of general Landmark Supreme Court Cases to know

Answer the following questions
1. What rights are protected in the first amendment?
2. What are the three parts of the lemon test?
3. What public funds can go to parochial schools?
4. How did the Burger Court define obscenity?
5. Is flag burning illegal?
6. Explain whether polygamy is protected by The First Amendment.

Identify the following
1. First amendment
2. Establishment clause
3. Free exercise clause
4. Gitlow v New York
5. Bad tendency doctrine
6. Clear and present danger doctrine
7. Preferred position doctrine
8. Prior restraint
9. Libel
10. Fighting words
11. Freedom of the press
12. Freedom of Assembly
13. Frank Collins
14. Sedition act of 1798

Free Response Practice Questions
1. The First Amendment includes two clauses relating to the freedom of religion.
(a) Select one of the following cases and identify the First Amendment clause upon which the United Staes Supreme Court based its decision.
Engel v. Vitale
Lemon v. Kurtzman

(b) Describe the Supreme Court’s decision in the case that you selected in (a).

(c) Select one of the following cases and identify the First Amendment clause upon which the Supreme Court based its decision.
Reynolds v. United Staets
Oregon v. Smith

(d) Describe the Supreme Court’s decision in the cse that you selected in (c).

(e) Many of these decision have caused controversy in the United States. Describe two ways in which oterh political institutions might limit the impact of Supreme Court decisions.

2. The Supreme Court has widened our rights throughout the 20th century.
(a) Define Selective Incorporation

(b) Explain how First Amendment rights have beein incorporated. Your explanation must be based on a specific and relevant Supreme Court decision.


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