Employment Division of Oregon v. Smith: Summary & Decision


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What is the Free Exercise Clause?

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1. In the case discussed here, what religion do Smith and Black practice or belong to?

2. What type of benefits did Smith and Black want?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet combination you will be assessed on things like the definition of the Free Exercise Clause, what the Smith cases examined and the outcome of Smith II.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This practice will test your understanding of:

  • The case's different elements
  • What Smith wanted
  • What the Supreme Court ruled

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the First Amendment
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about separation of church and state in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Employment Division v. Smith

Additional Learning

Want to know more about this case? Check out the accompanying lesson titled Employment Division of Oregon v. Smith. It covers things like:

  • The background of the case
  • Concept of a constitutional question
  • First Amendment rights