The Courts and a Free Society: Role in Deciding Civil Liberties

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The Supreme Court is charged with protecting our civil liberties via _____.

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1. With regard to civil liberty rights in modern society, the Supreme Court _____.

2. Why did the framers of the U.S. Constitution include a provision making it difficult to remove a judge from his or her job?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo is designed to help you gain an understanding of the courts and a free society in determining civil liberties. Topics you will be tested on include the responsibility of the supreme court and what the court has found regarding the first amendment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet combo, you will be assessed on these concepts:

  • How the Supreme Court protects civil liberties
  • What influences the courts
  • How the framers ensured the court's effectiveness

Skills Practiced

In addition, you will be able to practice these skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what the Supreme Court does and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of why the courts are so effective
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about major Supreme Court decisions

Additional Learning

Learn about the courts and their role in American government by viewing the lesson called The Courts and a Free Society: Role in Deciding Civil Liberties.

This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about civil liberties and their importance in American history
  • Identify the role of the courts given the importance placed on civil liberties
  • Review key decisions the supreme court has made
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