The Supreme Court rejected the constitutionality of Plessy's "separate but equal" in

| July 27, 2015

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 2

 

Question 1

The Supreme Court rejected the constitutionality of Plessy’s “separate but equal” in

Plessy v. Ferguson.
United States v. Virginia.
Milliken v. Bradley.
Brown v. Board of Education.

 

 

 

 

20 points

Question 2

According to the clear-and-present-danger test, free expression is allowed except when:

a danger to national security.
Considered a “hate” word.
Considered as obscene.
It denounces a respected institution.

20 points

Question 3

Which test did the Supreme Court justices devise for free speech in Schenck v. United States (1919)?

Undue burden test
Clear and present danger test
Imminent lawless action test
Free liberty test

20 points

Question 4

In which of the following scenarios did the Supreme Court decide it was a protected form of symbolic speech?

The burning of a draft registration card by Vietnam War protestors
Blocking the entrance of an abortion clinic
Newspaper publication of the “Pentagon Papers”
The burning of the American flag during a protest

20 points

Question 5

In which of the following rulings did the Supreme Court develop a basis to judge whether or not material is obscene?

Snyder v. Phelps
Lemon v. Kurtzman
Miller v. California
Engel v. Vitale

 

Unit 3 questions

  1. Do you feel that it is important that every person that is legally allowed to vote does so? Why or why not? Do you feel that it is easy for most people to go and vote? Why or why not? Describe some common trends that keep people from voting. Describe other methods besides voting that people can use to participate in the political process. Have you every participated in any of these methods? If so, what did you do?

 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

25 points

Question 2

Discuss the structure and role of party organizations. Mention each level of party organization—local, state, and national—including what the function is of each in modern politics

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations

 

 

 

Question 3

Describe how public opinion is measured in the United States and the problems that can arise as a result of this measurement. Also discuss how public opinion can influence government policy. Cite a specific example.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations

 

Question 4

There has been a great deal of controversy over the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. In your textbook, there are three methods described that most Americans use to evaluate political developments such as Obama Care. Using those three methods, describe how someone could come to the conclusion that he or she is against Obama Care.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations

 

Unit 2

Many states have been considering legalizing marijuana.  Some for medicinal purposes, other for recreational use.  Where do you stand on this issue?  Why?

 

 

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