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Janel lives near a factory that puts chemical in our lakes. Janel and her neighbors call a meeting at Janel’s house to discuss what they can do about the problem. However, the police block the entrance to the home and tell people that they do not have the right to hold a meeting. What right does this violate?
Freedom of speech
Not to Quarter soldiers
Freedom to assemble
Freedom of Unreasonable search and seizure
What is the system of Government do we have in the United States?
The government lacked money to support the nation’s military forces. To save money, General Padro ordered that troops be placed in the homes of people living close to military bases. Midge lived next to an army base, and two soldiers moved into her house, even though she did not want them there. What right is violated and what amendment is it ?
Right to assemble and 5th amendment
Right to bear arms and the 3rd amendment
No quartering soldiers and the 3rd amendment
Freedom to petition the government and the 3rd amendment
Mike is in his house watching television when two police officers knock at the door. They accuse Mike of having robbery, enter the house, and take several things that they say do not belong to Mike. When he asks if the police officers have permission to take his things, they just laugh and leave with the property. What right does this violate and what amendment does it go under?
Freedom of double jeopardy and the 5th amendment
Right of unreasonable search and seizure and the 5th amendment
Right to unreasonable search and seizure and the 4th amendment
Freedom from testify against oneself and the 4th amendment
Read the following excerpt from the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and answer the question below:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
A person opposed to the ratification of this amendment would likely held which belief?
The police are a greater threat to individual liberties than criminals
There government is responsible from doing everything possible to find criminals
Is better for guilty criminal to go free than for the innocent people to go to jail
it is more important to protect the privacy of the home than to arrest criminal
Read the following excerpt and answer the question below:
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law. 7th Amendments
Which statement best explains why this amendment might be considered to be outdated?
It protects the right of civil trial by jury, which is protected bey other amendments
It concerns civil trial, which are much rarer now then when the amendment was ratified
it specifies an amount of money that has much less value now than when the amendment was ratified.
It refers to the rules of the common law that have rewritten many times since the amendment was ratified
Which circumstance is protected by the First Amendment?
freedom to vote at the age of eighteen
right to send threatening letters to public officials
freedom to submit a petition to the government
right to have a fair trial in a reasonable amount of time
Read the following information about a supreme court case and answer the question
Clarence Gideon was arrested on suspicion of breaking into a business. When he went to the court, he asked the judge for a lawyer. The judge refused, and Gideon was found guilty. He appealed his case to the supreme court.
Which Constitutional right provided the legal basis for Gideon's appeal?
to be informed of his right
To have assistance with his defense
To be informed of the charges against him
To be tried by a jury of his peers
Read the following description and answer the question below.
A talk radio personality makes a statement blaming society’s problems on a certain group of citizens and suggesting that listeners use violence toward the blamed group.
Why would there be a need to restrict the First Amendment right to free speech in this scenario
because these are troubling ideas
because it divides popular opinion
because it threatens public safely
because these are untrue statements
Which three rights are guaranteed by the Bill of Rights?
freedom of speech, right to work, right to petition the government
freedom of speech, right to bear arms, right to a speedy trial
right to vote, right to work, right to a speedy trial
right to bear arms, right to a speedy trial, right to an education
The image below symbolizes a right protected by the Bill of Rights.
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 unreasonable search and seizure.
Citizens are protected against unfair trials.
Citizens are protected against double jeopardy.
Citizens are protected from cruel and unusual punishment.
Which constitutional principle is applied when police inform suspects of their rights?
due process of law
trial by jury
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."
Source: Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum
Which First Amendment protections have been cited in opposition to this change?
association and speech
establishment and free exercise
speech and free exercise
establishment and association
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Which Amendment is this one?