American Government

Political Science

Quiz 4 :

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Quiz 4 :

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

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Although the Fourteenth Amendment reads as if its authors meant to extend the entire Bill of Rights to the states, the Supreme Court:
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The United States has experienced extensive controversy about government surveillance, including the collection of phone, e-mail and Internet search data, in the name of national security, the prevention of terrorism, and the saving of American lives.While some have seen the domestic spying as necessary in a globalized world where terrorists can more easily seek to carry out operations undetected, others have decried the work as being a violation of citizen liberties.In this way, the debate reflects the tension and contradiction inherent in the assertion found in the Declaration of Independence that governments are created to protect:
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The Bill of Rights is basically a series of amendments on what:
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The many constraints seen in the Bill of Rights, such as the Third Amendment's prohibition of quartering troops in private homes, protect_______.
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The First Amendment to the U.S.Constitution explicitly addresses itself to the national government, stating specifically that Congress shall ______________ respecting _______.
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Which clause in the Constitution extended civil rights to all persons?
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Although civil rights originally referred to government obligations to and treatment of citizens, and was also extended to allowing or increasing access to public facilities, the idea has increasingly come to refer to how people are treated in private spheres, including:
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This term refers to constitutional guarantees that protect citizens from improper governmental action:
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The Fourth Amendment right to be protected from unreasonable government searches and seizures is an example of ___________.
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Which form of speech is the most consistently protected?
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The notion that each American is a citizen of the national government and separately a citizen of one of the states is known as
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The government's obligation to allow African Americans to exercise their opportunity to vote is an example of a:
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In the American Constitution, civil rights issues arise under the _____________ clause.
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In 1954, the Supreme Court in Brown v.Board of Education overturned the infamous "separate but equal" doctrine articulated in which previous case?
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A statute restricting expressive or symbolic speech must be narrowly tailored and justified by:
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The clause in the Bill of Rights that protects a citizen's right to believe and practice whatever religion he or she chooses is known as the ______________ clause.
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In which amendment does the equal protection clause appear?
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In modern-day Germany, the national government levies a "church tax," meaning that citizens who are church members are required to give a portion of their income (through taxation) to support their home churches.This is an example of a practice that in the United States would:
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The incorporation of the Bill of Rights into the Fourteenth Amendment took place through:
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In contrast to civil liberties, who enjoys civil rights in the United States has been less of a strictly constitutional matter over time, and more:
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