The Establishment Clause: Definition & Cases


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In this case, the Supreme Court ruled that a school-wide prayer, even though technically voluntary, was a violation of the 1st Amendment to the Constitution:

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1. In this case, the Supreme Court extended the rights of the 1st Amendment to the states, through a process called 'incorporation':

2. This is the term for the right, guaranteed in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution, under which the federal government may not promote or elevate one religion above others:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combination will test your knowledge of the Establishment Clause. You will be tested on topics such as incorporation and related Supreme Court cases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Incorporation
  • School-wide prayer Supreme Court cases
  • Prohibition that prevents the federal government from promoting one religion over others

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Establishment Clause
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about incorporation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding religion and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the clause, look at the following lesson titled The Establishment Clause: Definition & Cases. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the 1st Amendment
  • Defines incorporation
  • Covers the beliefs of Thomas Jefferson
  • Explores the 1952 case of Zorach v. Clauson