Carroll v. United States: Case Brief


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Which of the following constitutional amendments protects against illegal searches and seizures?

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1. Which of the following federal laws criminalized the sale of alcohol in the 1920s?

2. Under the Fourth Amendment, what kind of document must officers obtain before conducting a search of a suspect's home?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The landmark court case Carroll v. United States led to a change in the laws relating to search warrants. This quiz and worksheet combination will ask questions regarding the facts of the case and the decision by the Supreme Court.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • The exception legalized by the Carroll court case
  • What document is required by the Fourth Amendment
  • When a vehicle search is allowed
  • The federal law that prohibited the sale of alcohol

Skills Practiced

Be prepared to practice these learning skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Supreme Court case Carroll v. United States
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the documentation needed to search an individual's home
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the result of the Carroll v. United States Supreme Court case

Additional Learning

Study the related lesson, Carroll v. United States: Case Brief, to learn more about this subject. This lesson will focus on the following objectives:

  • Identify the concept of privacy in one's vehicle
  • Learn the contemporary issues that led up to this Supreme Court case
  • Address the questions presented to the Supreme Court
  • Analyze the exception granted as a result of this ruling