Chapter 13 Study Worksheet

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Establishment Clause
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no official state religion
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Heckler’s veto
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can stifle unpopular speech
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Bill of Rights
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first 10 amendments
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Process of extending Bill of Rights to states
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incorporation
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Spoken defamatory speech
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slander
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Freedom of assembly
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right to parade in public
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Protect reporters
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shield laws
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Verbal speech
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pure speech
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Symbolic speech
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actions and symbols
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Written defamatory speech
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libel
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Along with the enjoyment of fundamental rights comes a responsibility to ensure
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their strength and endurance
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This prohibits government from unduly interfering with the freedom of religion
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free exercise clause
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Which of the following is not considered protected speech?
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This case on the establishment clause still stands as the benchmark for state aid to parochial schools.
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Emerson v. Board of Education
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Censorship of information before it is published is called
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prior restraint
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Without this freedom there would be no political parties and no interest groups to influence the action of government.
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freedom of assembly
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If you advocate the violent overthrow of the government, you could be prosecuted for
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This is false and damaging speech
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defamatory speech
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This regulates radio and television.
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FCC
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Labor unions have the right to
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picket
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Why does the law allow publication of defamatory information about government officials that it would not allow to be published about private citizens?
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criticism of government might be silenced if individuals could be sued for their statements
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Describe the limits that exist on a person’s freedom to express and practice his or her religious beliefs
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How might the exercise of freedom of assembly conflict with individual rights and freedoms?
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parades and demonstrations could interfere with the rights of others to use the same facilities
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Study the chart above summarizing the Supreme Court’s rulings on religion and public schools. Based on the Court’s trend, future classes related to this matter will most likely
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Which clause in the Bill of Rights did the Supreme Court consider when making the rulings listed in the chart?
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Which amendment did the Supreme Court use to make its decision in Engel v. Vitale as expressed by Justice Hugo H. Black?
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Eighteenth amendment?
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In his response to the Connecticut Congregational Church, Thomas Jefferson strongly supported the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of religion. What phrase did Jefferson use in his response that explained the relationship between the government and religion in the United States?
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