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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a constitutional law unit of a standard college business course. Topics covered include:
- Rule of law
- First and fourth amendments
- Due process and takings of the fifth and fourteenth amendments
- The equal protection clause
- Ninth amendment and rights retained by the people
1. What Is the Rule of Law? - Definition & Principle
Rule of law takes on several meanings. On one hand, it means that no person or government is above the law. In another, it means that no government or its officials can enforce laws that are unfair or unjust.
2. The First Amendment: Commercial Speech, Scrutiny & Restrictions
The First Amendment of the Constitution states that all citizens are free to practice their preferred religion, speak freely and to assemble. Learn how and why businesses are less protected and are held to a higher scrutiny in this lesson.
3. The Fourth Amendment: Search & Seizure
One of our rights according to the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution is the Fourth Amendment, and it protects citizens from illegal search and seizure of person or property with proper warrants stating probable cause.
4. Due Process & Taking the Fifth & Fourteenth Amendments
There are only two amendments that stand for the same rights: the 5th Amendment and 14th Amendment. In this lesson, we will learn how both amendments speak to the rights of life, liberty and property with government protection and due process.
5. The Equal Protection Clause in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments
Both the 5th Amendment and the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution provide all citizens with equal protection of their right to life, liberty and property. The main difference being the 5th Amendment provides it under the Due Process clause.
6. Ninth Amendment: Rights Retained by People
The purpose of the Ninth Amendment is to protect the citizens' rights that aren't necessarily mentioned elsewhere in the Constitution, like the right to privacy or the right to marry. It also prevents the violation of those rights by the government.
7. What is The 2nd Amendment? - Definition, History & Court Cases
In this lesson, we will define the 2nd Amendment, look at its origins and then examine famous Supreme Court cases involving the amendment. The lesson concludes by noting the ways in which the 2nd Amendment continues to be debated today.
8. What Are the Economic Functions of Government?
Find out what the six economic functions of government are in the United States. See some examples in each of the categories and find out how you benefit from them.
9. District of Columbia v Heller in 2008: Summary & Decision
In this lesson we will discuss the case of District of Columbia v. Heller in 2008. The lesson will have a summary of the case and will also discuss the decision made by the courts.
10. Fighting Words Doctrine: Definition, Law & Examples
Not all speech is protected by the First Amendment. 'Fighting words' receive no constitutional protection. This lesson explains what constitutes fighting words and defines the fighting words doctrine.
11. Fletcher v. Peck: Summary & Significance
Following this lesson, you will know the facts and the Supreme Court decision in the case entitled Fletcher v. Peck. Moreover, you will review and understand the significance of the case.
12. McDonald v. City of Chicago in 2010: Summary & Decision
McDonald v. City of Chicago in 2010 was a landmark case for gun rights in the City of Chicago. This lesson will discuss the case as well as the decision the Supreme Court made in this case.
13. Prayer in Public Schools: History, Law, Pros & Cons
Prayer in public schools is still a topic that's deliberated today. This lesson takes you through the history, law, pros, and cons of prayer in schools and offers a quiz to test your knowledge on this topic.
14. Pre-Emption: Definition & Rights
Study this lesson to better understand the concept of pre-emption. Review rights that arise from pre-emption and recognize when these rights come into play.
15. Reynolds v. United States in 1879: Summary & Decision
In this lesson we will discuss the case of ''Reynold's v. United States''. We'll take a look at the case summary and learn how the courts ruled in the case. Following this you can test your knowledge with a quiz!
16. What is Exculpatory Evidence? - Definition, Examples & Importance
Exculpatory evidence is any evidence in a criminal trial that supports the idea that the defendant is not guilty. In this lesson, we'll discuss what kind of evidence is considered exculpatory, plus examples, and we'll also examine how important it is.
17. What is an Exculpatory Clause? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about exculpatory clauses and the different scenarios in which they are used. You'll also learn about the conditions that make exculpatory clauses enforceable.
18. What is Exculpatory Language? - Definition & Examples
Exculpatory language is used in contracts to strip someone of his or her rights. In this lesson we will examine what exculpatory language is, show its limitations, and provide examples.
19. What is Sedition? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn the meaning of sedition, how it has evolved over the centuries, and why it was considered the worst crime one could commit against a government.
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