What Are Property Rights? - Definition, History & Examples


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If you have rights to a particular piece of property, which of the following actions are you legally allowed to do?

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1. In our history, property rights have provided which of the following for their owners?

2. Many of our current laws have come from what original source?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Property rights in the United States have greatly changed over the years. By using this quiz/worksheet combo, you can test your knowledge of the history of these rights. The questions ask you about the source of many of the current laws and concepts that helped create the current definition of property rights.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Benefits for property owners
  • Actions owners are permitted to take regarding their property
  • Legislation that allowed women the right to own property

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about property rights in the US
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding property owners' rights and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the source of many of the current laws
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about two concepts that helped in the creation of the current definition of property rights

Additional Learning

To learn more about property rights, review the accompanying lesson, What are Property Rights? - Definition, History & Examples. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define property rights
  • Identify types of intangible property rights
  • Understand the extent of real property ownership