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TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Political Documents & Landmark Cases Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What did the Court rule in Dickerson v. the United States?

Question 2 2. What was Abe Fortas' role in the case Gideon v. Wainwright?

Question 3 3. Throughout the Bill of Rights, many promises were made concerning prosecution and trials. Which one of these was NOT a right given?

Question 4 4. The Constitution was ratified only after what was included?

Question 5 5. Which amendment focuses on the rights of the states rather than the people?

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Question 6 6. Which U.S. Socialist Party official was arrested during World War I under the Sedition Act?

Question 7 7. Which is NOT true about the legislative branch?

Question 8 8. Ernesto Miranda confessed to rape under interrogation. Why was his conviction overturned?

Question 9 9. What eventually happened to Ernesto Miranda?

Question 10 10. In Gideon v. Wainwright, how did Gideon petition the Supreme Court?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following BEST defines Jim Crow?

Question 12 12. Which of the following cases established the clear and present danger test?

Question 13 13. Who was Earl Warren?

Question 14 14. In 1896, the Supreme Court ruled that the state of Louisiana did not violate the 14th Amendment because:

Question 15 15. How does the Miranda v. Arizona decision affect the behavior of police?

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Question 16 16. In Gideon v. Wainwright, why did Gideon want his conviction overturned?

Question 17 17. What historical document declared the colonies no longer a part of the British Empire?

Question 18 18. What is the Judicial Branch of the government responsible for?

Question 19 19. Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?

Question 20 20. Which of the following was a grievance by King George III?

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Question 21 21. Where was Homer Plessy when he was arrested for being in the 'whites only' section?

Question 22 22. Why were the Bill of Rights written?

Question 23 23. Which of the following made it illegal for a person to speak, write, or publish anything against the government?

Question 24 24. What was Clarence Gideon accused of in Gideon v. Wainwright?

Question 25 25. Which of the following was NOT true as a result of the Regents of the University of California v. Bakke case?

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Question 26 26. A policy that aims at giving minorities special privileges in an attempt to correct a history of inequality is known as

Question 27 27. What impact did the Brown v. Board of Education ruling have on Plessy v. Ferguson?

Question 28 28. Which is NOT a section of the Declaration of Independence?

Question 29 29. Legal discrimination based on race and gender did not officially end in the United States until the passage of:

Question 30 30. Which section of the Declaration of Independence outlines the general beliefs of government that justifies a rebellion?

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Political Documents & Landmark Cases Chapter Exam Instructions

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