Government Test

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Bill of Rights
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The Constitution of the United States guarantees certain basic rights in the
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Libel
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Written defamatory speech is called
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Freedom to use fighting words
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This freedom is NOT protected under the Bill of Rights.
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SHIELD Laws
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Newspaper reporters may be protected by
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It is likely to lead to immediate lawless action
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Freedom of speech can be limited whenever
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Win the ratification of the Constitution
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Supporters of the Constitution agreed to add a bill of rights in order to
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The government to establish or support of an official religion
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What does the establishment clause of the First Amendment forbid?
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Free Exercise Clause
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Which part of the Bill of Rights guarantees each person the right to hold any religious belief they choose?
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Lemon Test
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qualifications needed for money to be given by states to religious schools or causes.
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False statements about a person that cause harm to that person
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What is defamation?
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Free Exercise Clause
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This prohibits government from unduly interfering with the freedom of religion.
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Parochial School
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If you go to a school operated by a church or religious group, you go to a
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Everson v Board of Education
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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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Prior Restraint
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Censorship of information before it is published is called
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Freedom of Assembly
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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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Sedition
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If you advocate revolution, you will be punished for
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Defamatory Speech
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This is false speech.
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Picket
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Labor unions have the right to
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Prior Restraint
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Political debate is made possible in the United States because in most cases the courts prohibit
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Citizens
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Who are the keepers of this country’s rights?

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