What Is the Patriot Act? - Definition, Summary, Pros & Cons


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The Patriot Act was enacted due to what event in American history?

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1. Which of the following is a key component of the Patriot Act?

2. Which of the following statements BEST reflects the sentiment of a proponent of the Patriot Act?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The accompanying quiz and worksheet combo will determine your knowledge of the Patriot Act. Areas on the quiz will include how the act was enacted and its key components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Why the Patriot Act was enacted
  • Types of records that are searchable under the Patriot Act
  • Important components of the Patriot Act
  • Sentiments for and against the Patriot Act

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Patriot Act
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why it was created
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about those who opposed it in a different light

Additional Learning

To discover more about the act, review the accompanying lesson called What is the Patriot Act? - Definition, Summary, Pros & Cons. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the act being put in place
  • Discusses the pros of the act
  • Explains its negative aspects
  • Covers the act's effect on terrorism