Selective Incorporation: Definition & Doctrine


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What Supreme Court case ruled that Constitutional rights only applied to the federal government?

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1. What amendment to the Constitution did the Supreme Court use to selective incorporate Constitutional rights to the states?

2. The 14th Amendment was ratified in _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz were developed to measure what you know about the selective incorporation doctrine. Trace the legal history of this doctrine with the questions included on this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You need to be able to answer questions about this topic that deal specifically with:

  • Cases
  • Amendments
  • Dates

Skills Practiced

Make yourself a better student by practicing these skills throughout this quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on selective incorporation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what selective incorporation is
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the distribution of constitutional rights

Additional Learning

You can choose to learn more about this subject by studying the lesson that accompanies this quiz, titled Selective Incorporation: Definition & Doctrine. This lesson was written in order to teach you about:

  • The original purpose of the first ten amendments
  • How court cases changed laws
  • Examples of court cases with real world ramifications