Strict & Loose Constructions of the Constitution


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Rather than 'strict constructionist', Antonin Scalia describes himself as a(n) _____.

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1. Which interpretation of the Constitution more likely influenced the case 'Roe v. Wade,' legalizing abortion?

2. Strict constructions and other legal conservatives deride loose constructionists as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet, you will answer questions concerning Justice Scalia, abortion as a constitutional right, strict construction, and loose construction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Specifically, you will be asked about:

  • How Justice Scalia identifies himself
  • The court case that resulted in abortion becoming a constitutional right
  • Legal conservatives' take on loose constructionists
  • When the term ''strict construction'' was coined
  • Alternatives terms for loose construction

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as loose and strict construction
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the United States Constitution in a different way
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about separate views on constitution

Additional Learning

Find out what else you can learn when it comes to constitutional constructions by making use of the lesson named Strict & Loose Constructions of the Constitution. Utilization of this lesson will lead to your understanding of:

  • The background and definitions of loose and strict construction
  • Differences among the constructions
  • Cons to this ''black and white'' thinking
  • Justices on both sides of the argument