What Is Constitutional Law? - Definition & Example


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The U.S. Supreme Court can evaluate laws to determine constitutionality. What is this called?

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1. What is the Bill of Rights?

2. What does the First Amendment guarantee?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land. This lesson will cover constitutional law, including how it established the branches of our government, the role of the Supreme Court, and a discussion of key constitutional law decisions by the Supreme Court.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on key historical facts about constitutional law:

  • Key aspects of constitutional law
  • Supreme Court's ability to evaluate a law's' constitutionality
  • Characteristics of the Bill of Rights
  • Protections granted by the First Amendment
  • Federal vs. state law issues

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the nature of judicial review
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Supreme Court's powers
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of limitations on the right to free speech and what those limitations can be

Additional Learning

To learn more about constitutional law, review the accompanying lesson called What is Constitutional Law? - Definition & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe how the U.S. Constitution forms the basis of constitutional law
  • List the three branches of government formed by the U.S. Constitution
  • Identify the most famous amendments to the U.S. Constitution
  • Explain what a compelling state interest is as applied to the First Amendment
  • Understand the impact of the Supreme Court cases Mapp v. Ohio and Gideon v. Wainwright