Gitlow v. New York in 1925: Summary & Decision


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Which of the following constitutional principles did Gitlow v. New York (1925) create?

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1. The rights guaranteed by the US Constitution were ruled to be applicable to the states, as well, through the 'due process' and 'equal protection' clauses of which U.S. Amendment?

2. Benjamin Gitlow was originally convicted under which law?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What impact did Gitlow v. New York have on the application of constitutional rights and what resulted from this case? This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to assess your knowledge of this landmark case.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Constitutional principle Gitlow v. New York created
  • U.S. Amendment containing the clauses of 'due process' and 'equal protection'
  • Law under which Gitlow was originally convicted
  • Constitutional test for limitations on free speech that was created as a result of Gitlow v. New York
  • Name of the chief justice for the Supreme Court for the Gitlow v. New York case

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the legal ramifications of Gitlow v. New York
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about freedom of speech in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding key rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution

Additional Learning

To learn more about this legal topic, review the accompanying lesson called Gitlow v. New York in 1925: Summary & Decision. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify Benjamin Gitlow and the crime for which he was convicted
  • Describe his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Provide information about the 14th Amendment
  • Define 'due process' and 'equal protection'
  • Relate how the ruling of the Supreme Court both helped and hurt Gitlow
  • Discuss the process of incorporation