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The Right to Bear Arms: History, Pros & Cons

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The right to keep and bear arms is included in which amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

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1. Who is protected by the right to keep and bear arms?

2. The Second Amendment was most recently interpreted in:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms, but how has this protection been administered? Your knowledge of the history of the right to keep and bear arms as well as the controversial issues associated with this right can be tested with this assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on key historical facts about the right to keep and bear arms:

  • The amendment that provides the right to keep and bear arms
  • Whose right it is to keep and bear arms
  • The most recent Supreme Court case that addressed the right to keep and bear arms
  • The court that determined the Second Amendment applied to state governments
  • The name of the court case that decided the right to keep and bear arms was an individual's right

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the right to keep and bear arms as an individual right
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how the Fourteenth Amendment applies to the right to keep and bear arms and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key legal cases, such as District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the verbiage of the Second Amendment in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the right to keep and bear arms, review the accompanying lesson about the right to bear arms history and issues. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the document that protects the right to keep and bear arms and know the verbiage
  • Know the legal case that decided the Second Amendment only applies to the federal government
  • Identify the legal case that determined the government could limit weapon types not related to a well-regulated militia
  • Know the legal case that defined the right to keep and bear arms as an individual right
  • Identify the legal case that decided the Second Amendment applied to the states the same way it applied to the federal government and know the previous case this decision overturned
  • Explain the controversy surrounding the current status of the right to keep and bear arms
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