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Ch 106: U.S. Constitutional Law

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Refresh your knowledge of Constitutional law in the U.S. with this chapter. These lessons and quizzes can build confidence in your knowledge of this area of law before you take a test or certification exam.

U.S. Constitutional Law - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, the First Amendment, its restriction and the scrutiny it has received are introduced. You will review the Fourth Amendment and learn about the similarities between the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments.

As you go through the chapter, you will review the equal protection clause and learn more about the rights retained by the people as given under the Ninth Amendment. Once you have completed these lessons, you should understand how to:

  • Explain how commercial speech fits into the First Amendment
  • Identify which amendment involves search and seizure
  • Define due process
  • Describe how equal protection works as it relates to the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments
  • Outline the significance of Miranda v. Arizona

Our online lessons and quizzes are accessible to you at any time, seven days a week. Each lesson is accompanied by a printable transcript, which makes an ideal study guide to review offline at any time. If you have questions as you read through the lessons, contact one of our instructors for more help.

6 Lessons in Chapter 106: U.S. Constitutional Law
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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.

Miranda v. Arizona: Summary, Facts & Significance

6. Miranda v. Arizona: Summary, Facts & Significance

In the famous case Miranda v. Arizona, the Supreme Court ruled that suspects can only be interrogated after the police read them their legal rights. Read on to learn more about the details and legal legacy of Miranda v. Arizona.

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