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The Debate Over Due Process Rights for Accused Terrorists

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A person who is caught and detained by the enemy during a military war conflict and who is subject to the rules of the Geneva Convention is called a _____.

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1. According to the Geneva Convention, a prisoner may be asked for his _____.

2. One important event that occurred on U.S. territory and that led to the passing of the PATRIOT Act was _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Due process is a controversial topic when it comes to accused terrorists. Find out how much you know about basic terminology and other topics, including a person caught by the enemy in a military conflict who is subject to the Geneva Convention and the information that can be asked of a prisoner according to Geneva Convention rules.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Consider these topics in due process and accused terrorists:

  • Major event on U.S. soil that led to the passing of the PATRIOT Act
  • Parts of the U.S. Constitution that guarantee due process rights
  • Special legal category created by the Bush administration to include individuals who've been accused of terrorist activity

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the U.S. Constitution and how it's connected to due process rights
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the information that can be gathered of prisoners due to the Geneva Convention and the event that took place on U.S. soil that led to the passage of the PATRIOT Act
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the term for an enemy who is caught and detained and subject to the rules of the Geneva Convention

Additional Learning

Dealing with terrorism is a major aspect of legal challenges in the 21st century. More information is available in the lesson named The Debate Over Due Process Rights for Accused Terrorists, which will cover the following:

  • Creation of a terrorist
  • Belligerents in a military conflict
  • Reference to due process in the Magna Carta
  • Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba
  • Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF)
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