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Public Speaking & Free Speech - Chapter Summary
This chapter on public speaking and free speech can help you review these concepts quickly and easily. As you work through the chapter, you'll encounter topics that include free speech under the First Amendment and the fighting words doctrine. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Outline major cases involving First Amendment free speech
- Detail the law associated with the fighting words doctrine
- Identify the rights provided under freedom of speech
You can study these lessons any time as you get ready to take an upcoming exam. Each lesson is accompanied by a short quiz that allows you to quickly assess how well you've understood it. For topics that need clarification, submit your questions to one of our experts through the Dashboard.
1. What is Freedom of Speech? - Definition, Amendment & Rights
In this lesson, we explore freedom of speech. An inalienable right preserved for U.S. citizens by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, freedom of speech is modified, given, or denied by most countries.
2. 1st Amendment Free Speech: Definition & Major Cases
The concept of 'free speech' in the United States is rooted in the First Amendment to the Constitution. In this lesson, we'll discuss why it is not as simple as it sounds and highlight some major court cases related to free speech.
3. 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.
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Other chapters within the DSST Principles of Public Speaking: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- Introduction to Public Speaking
- Analyzing Your Audience
- Listening and Feedback
- Selecting the Topic, Purpose, and Thesis of Your Speech
- Researching the Speech
- Organizing The Speech
- Outlining The Speech
- Language and Style
- Speech Delivery
- Selecting and Incorporating Visual Supports
- Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof
- Types of Speeches
- Speech Evaluation
- Preparing For an Impromptu Speech
- DSST Informational Resources
- DSST Principles of Public Speaking Flashcards