What is Freedom of Speech? - Definition, Amendment & Rights


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According to the U.S. government's current interpretation of the freedom of speech, which of the following is NOT considered speech?

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1. Freedom of speech is guaranteed to all U.S. citizens by the _____ Amendment.

2. True or False: The Canadian Charters of Rights and Freedoms provides for the ability to limit freedom of speech.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Freedom of speech refers to the right of all citizens of a nation or country to express their own opinion without fear of government reprisal, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. You will be assessed on the constitutions of the U.S. and other countries.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Accepted forms of speech
  • The guarantee of free speech in the U.S.
  • Free speech in Canada and China
  • Government restrictions on speech

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the lesson the most important information regarding different acts that are protected under freedom of speech
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as free speech rights in China and the United States
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding instances when the government can limit speech
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about freedom of speech

Additional Learning

Learn more about free speech by reviewing the lesson called What is Freedom of Speech? - Definition, Amendment & Rights. The lesson covers the following learning objectives:

  • Examine the text of the Bill of Rights concerning free speech
  • Recognize differences in speech rights in Denmark
  • Cite examples of free speech acts that are protected under the U.S. Constitution