Involuntary Property Transfer Case Study: Condemnation & Eminent Domain


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Kelo fought New London's taking of her property, mostly on this which ground:

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1. Sometimes the government can take a person's property. This power is granted through the:

2. The government's power to legally take a person's property is known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The landmark case of Kelo v. City of New London centered around the controversial intricacies of the legal concept of involuntary property transfer. This quiz and worksheet combination will delve into the lawsuit and quiz you on some specifics of Kelo's situation and the process of involuntary property transfer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During this quiz, you will have to know definitions of legal and governmental terminology including:

  • Eminent domain
  • Amendment that allows the government to take private property
  • Condemnation

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will test your study skills relating to:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as eminent domain and condemnation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Supreme Court case Kelo v. City of New London
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when the government is allowed to seize personal property

Additional Learning

Further your understanding by reviewing the lesson, Involuntary Property Transfer Case Study: Condemnation & Eminent Domain. The lesson focuses on the following:

  • Background behind the Kelo v. City of New London case
  • Types of involuntary property transfer
  • Actions following the Kelo case