Law of the Sea: Definition & Function

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The Freedom of the Seas doctrine customarily held that each coastal nation had sovereignty over _____ miles of water off of their coast:

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1. The Law of the Sea holds that each coastal nation has territorial sovereignty over _____ miles of water off of their coast:

2. The Law of the Sea holds that each coastal nation has exclusive economic rights over _____ miles of water off of their coast:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Natural bodies of water are of varying values to different nations. Check your knowledge of the laws related to these waters by completing the assessments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions test your knowledge of the following:

  • Cause(s) of the abandonment of the Freedom of the Seas doctrine
  • The location of the Paracels and Spratlys island chains
  • Number of miles off its own coast a country has sovereignty

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how many miles off the coast a country has territorial sovereignty according to the Law of the Sea
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Law of the Sea
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding the number of miles off the coast a nation has exclusive economic rights

Additional Learning

Learn about this topic by completing the lesson titled Law of the Sea: Definition & Function. Covered objectives include:

  • Review challenges to The Freedom of the Seas
  • Know who wrote The Freedom of the Seas
  • Understand the function of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
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