Ch 108: NMTA Social Science: Constitutional Law in the U.S.

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We can help you go over everything about constitutional law in the U.S. that you need to review in preparation for the NMTA Social Science Exam. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes offer multiple avenues for learning what you need in order to correctly answer the questions on the test.

NMTA Social Science: Constitutional Law in the U.S. - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide a foundation on constitutional law in the U.S. to help you get ready for the NMTA Social Science Exam. The videos cover information including:

  • The First Amendment
  • The Fourth Amendment
  • Due process and the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments
  • The Equal Protection Clause in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments
  • Ninth Amendment rights

Our experienced instructors lead you through the subject matter, highlighting the most important aspects of constitutional law to help you prepare for the test. The material is presented through animated video lessons which make your study time much more enjoyable.

NMTA Social Science: Constitutional Law in the U.S. - Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Social Science Exam is a comprehensive test of your knowledge of areas of social science including historiography and world history, US history, geography and culture, government and economics. The topics within this Constitutional Law in the U.S. chapter fall within the Government content domain, which accounts for 19% of the questions. A passing score of 220 is needed for a teacher's license in the state of New Mexico. By completing the self-assessment quizzes that come with the videos, you can check on your mastery of the material and practice answering questions like those you'll see on the test. There are 150 multiple-choice items on this computer-based-test.

5 Lessons in Chapter 108: NMTA Social Science: Constitutional Law in the U.S.
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The First Amendment: Commercial Speech, Scrutiny & Restrictions

1. 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.

The Fourth Amendment: Search & Seizure

2. 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.

Due Process & Taking the Fifth & Fourteenth Amendments

3. 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.

The Equal Protection Clause in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments

4. 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.

Ninth Amendment: Rights Retained by People

5. 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.

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