Monday, May 16, 2011

Junior Exams -- Review

Complete 5 of the following questions in your notes for tomorrow. Write in complete sentences and number each problem. Remember -- pick ones that you need to work on, and do NOT choose ones we did in class today. Have these on your desk at the start of tomorrow's class period.
  1. What is the Lemon Test? What case was it involved in? What are the steps?
  2. Which amendment applies federal laws to the states?
  3. Name the main clauses of the First Amendment (6 total).
  4. Which founders were in favor of the Bill of Rights? Which were against it? What were their reasons?
  5. Define judicial review. Then, describe how the process is uesd. Include the branch of government.
  6. What is the purpose of the 10th Amendment?
  7. Compare and contrast the purposes of the Free Exercise and Establishment clauses. Give an example application for each.
  8. What is the difference between a "strict constructionist" and a "precedent" philosophy?
  9. Describe the purpose of each of the first 3 articles of the Constitution.
  10. What is the difference between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution? Which succeeded? Which failed? Why?
  11. What was the Dred Scott case about? What Acts/Compromises were involved? What was the court's decision? What precedent was set?
  12. What is common law? Natural law?
  13. Many states are passing laws related to marriage, defining it in a certain way. What amendments must these states consider? Explain.
  14. Does the government have the constitutional right to limit the rights of Guantanamo Bay detainees?
  15. What rights does habeas corpus provide to detainees? What part of the Constitution contains habeas corpus?

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