States Rights Lesson for Kids


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1. What does 'States' Rights' mean?

2. What was a states' rights issue until the Constitution said it couldn't happen any more?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet allow you to find out what you remember about States' Rights. See if you can explain what this is and what it means for the U.S. government.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll test your knowledge and understanding of:

  • The rules connected to what the federal government can do
  • States' Rights
  • The law of the land in the U.S.

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply what you know to look at information about States' Rights and U.S. law in a different way
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain main phrases, such as States' Rights
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about famous examples of states' rights issues fixed by the Constitution
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about rules related to the power of states and the federal government based on the Constitution

Additional Learning

For more information about this part of the U.S. legal and governmental system, read the lesson titled States' Rights Lesson for Kids. It makes sure you understand:

  • The Constitutional Amendment that protects States' Rights
  • Taxation and States' Rights
  • Major issues that are resolved at the federal level