The First Amendment: Commercial Speech, Scrutiny & Restrictions


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Under the First Amendment, which advertisement would be appropriate?

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1. In order to adhere to place restrictions, where might an adult magazine be legally displayed?

2. Which protections are found in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Businesses do not have the same 1st Amendment rights as individual citizens. Learn about the measures in place to allow the government to prevent commercial interests from spreading false, misleading, or inappropriate information or images. The practice questions in this interactive quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of 1st Amendment rights related to commercial speech and government interventions.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on:

  • Ads that are considered appropriate and permissible under the 1st Amendment
  • Meaning of puffery
  • Content-neutral restrictions

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as false advertising and content-neutral restrictions
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast individual 1st Amendment rights with commercial 1st Amendment rights
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding 1st Amendment rights and commercial speech

Additional Learning

Review the following lesson, to learn more about commercial speech and the 1st Amendment. Objectives addressed include:

  • Differentiate between commercial speech and individual free speech as guaranteed in the 1st Amendment
  • Know different situations where the government may interfere with commercial speech
  • Define Strict Scrutiny
  • Define the restrictions, including time, place, and manner restrictions, as well as content neutral restrictions
  • Understand the purpose of restrictions government places on commercial speech