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Full Faith & Credit Clause: Definition & Examples

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According to the Full Faith and Credit Clause, which type of law might a state have to apply from another state?

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1. Which of the following situations is most applicable to the Full Faith and Credit Clause?

2. The main purpose of the Full Faith and Credit Clause is to_____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To practice what you know about this aspect of the U.S. Constitution, these assessments test topics such as where the clause first appeared and where it can be found currently.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics this quiz will review include:

  • The document in which the clause first appeared
  • Where the clause can be found today
  • The main purpose of the clause
  • Ways the full faith and credit clause can be used
  • What the original drafters meant to do through the clause

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the purpose of the full faith and credit clause from the related full faith and credit clause lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the ways the full faith and credit clause can be used and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the document in which the clause first appeared

Additional Learning

You can utilize the lesson called Full Faith & Credit Clause: Definition & Examples to learn more about this subject and to meet the following learning objectives:

  • Describe the origins of the full faith and credit clause
  • Understand the purpose of the clause
  • Identify the role the Supreme Court has in the clause
  • Appreciate how state law is determined
  • Know the importance of acknowledging other states' judgments
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