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__________ is a federal law passed after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001,

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Question 1

__________ is a federal law passed after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which broadened the federal government’s ability to monitor electronic communications and made it easier for law enforcement to obtain search warrants.

    Miranda Act
    Civil Rights Act
    Electronic Communications Act


Question 2

In which case did the U.S. Supreme Court determine that burning the American flag was protected speech?

    Gitlow v. New York (1919)
    Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969)
    Roe v. Wade (1973)
    Texas v. Johnson (1989)


Question 3

In __________, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal in all 50 states.



Question 4

Which Amendment to the U.S. Constitution establishes the right to be secure from unreasonable searches and seizures by the federal government?

    Amendment 4
    Amendment 6
    Amendment 9
    Amendment 10


Question 5

__________ was the landmark civil rights decision that overturned Plessy v. Ferguson’s (1896) separate but equal requirement for public education.

    Brown v. Board of Education for Topeka (1954)
    Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
    Milliken v. Bradley (1974)
    Bakke v. California (1978)


Question 6

An explanation for why women remain underrepresented in some areas of employment and are paid less than male counterparts doing the same work is known as __________.

    affirmative action
    de facto segregation
    the glass ceiling



Question 7

Which Constitutional doctrine ensures that states cannot enact laws that take away the Constitutional rights of American citizens who are protected by the Bill of Rights?

    Selective incorporation
    Establishment Clause
    Undue burden test
    Prior restraint


Question 8

Under the U.S. Supreme Court’s review standards, a law that classifies people according to __________ will be given strict scrutiny by the Supreme Court to determine its constitutionality.



Question 9

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in __________ that all individuals accused of a serious crime are entitled to an attorney, even if they cannot afford one, as a part of the due process right to a fair trial.

    Olmstead v. United States (1928)
    Mapp v. Ohio (1961)
    Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)
    Miranda v. Arizona (1966)


Question 10

The ability of the government to take private property for public purposes is known as __________.

    prior restraint
    eminent domain
    blue laws
    free exercise

Question 11

Define and distinguish between civil rights and civil liberties. Your response must be at least 75 words in length.



Question 12

The U.S. Constitution does not create a specific right to privacy. However, citizens of the United States enjoy privacy rights in their physical person, property, and communications. What does a right to privacy mean, and how have U.S. citizens come to have this right? Include in your response relevant amendments and at least two U.S. Supreme Court cases. Your response must be at least 200 words in length.

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