Reynolds v. United States in 1879: Summary & Decision


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Being married to more than one person at the same time is known as ___?

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1. Reynolds felt that he has an obligation to his religion and felt the Morrill Anti-bigamy law infringed upon ___.

2. The Supreme Court ruled ___.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination quiz/worksheet will help you evaluate how much you know about the issues, arguments, and ruling in the Supreme Court case of Reynolds v. United States. The quiz will ask you about the term used for being married to more than one person at the same time and the type of law Reynolds was violating by practicing this term.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on the following:

  • Reynolds's argument
  • Ruling of the Supreme Court
  • The year the Morrill Anti-Bigamy law was signed into law

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Supreme Court case Reynolds v. United States
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the ruling in the case and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the term used for having more than one marriage at the same time
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the type of law Reynolds was violating

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this Supreme Court case, take a look at the lesson titled, Reynolds v. United States in 1879: Summary & Decision. The lesson will cover these objectives:

  • Examine the issues in the case
  • Identify the president who signed the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act into law
  • Learn about Reynolds's sentence
  • Understand the significance of the ruling