The Commerce Clause: Definition, Analysis & Cases


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Where can the Commerce Clause be found?

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1. Legal scholars have argued how many different interpretations of the Commerce Clause?

2. What two Supreme Court cases broadened Congress's authority under the Commerce Clause?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Commerce Clause grants Congress the power to regulate commerce with a variety of entities. You can use this assessments combo to test your knowledge of this clause. Quiz questions that you can expect to find on the quiz test topics such as the different interpretations of this clause and the Supreme Court cases related to this clause.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be evaluated on the following topics:

  • Where the clause is located in the U.S. Constitution
  • The number of different interpretations that have been argued
  • Which Supreme Court cases that broadened the authority of Congress under this clause
  • The interpretation of this clause that is most prevalent

Skills Practiced

These resources test the following key skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on the Commerce Clause, its interpretations, and the related court cases from this lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main ideas, such as the four different interpretations that have been argued and the outcomes of related Supreme Court decisions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Commerce Clause, its interpretations, and the relevant court cases
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Commerce Clause

Additional Learning

Still want to know more about the Commerce Clause? You can review the lesson called The Commerce Clause: Definition, Analysis & Cases, which also covers these objectives:

  • Describe the Commerce Clause
  • Discuss the various different analyses and interpretations of the Commerce Clause
  • Discuss relevant Supreme Court cases that have broadened Congressional authority under the Commerce Clause