Study Questions ch 15

Study Questions ch 15 - B) nineteenth century process of...

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Study Questions Chapter 15 1. Civil liberties refer to A) constitutional provisions, laws, and practices that protect individuals from governmental interference. B) governmental responsibility for guaranteeing that all citizens are able to participate as equals in the practice of democratic life. C) the elimination of formal barriers to equal participation by groups of people, such as minorities. D) guarantees of rights that protect citizens from unfair or unjust actions by other individuals. E) guarantees for equal results in American society. 2. Most of our civil rights and liberties A) have been protected by the Constitution since the founding. B) were established early on by the Marshall Court. C) were established and guaranteed soon after the Civil War. D) have evolved over time through the political process. E) have always applied to Congress and state governments, alike. 3. "Nationalizing" the Bill of Rights refers to the A) twentieth century process of overturning unpopular civil rights and liberties.
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Unformatted text preview: B) nineteenth century process of rendering protection of rights meaningless. C) states' attempts to enforce Supreme Court decrees. D) twentieth century process of making them obligatory at the state level. E) application of the Bill of Rights to restrict federal government action. 4. What is meant by the authors of your textbook when they indicate that the major liberty stated in the original Constitution was economic? How has the Constitution evolved (or not) relative to this original idea? 5. According to the framers of the U.S. Constitution, the president and Congress engage in shared war powers. What is more, the framers provided for basic individual protections through the Bill of Rights. Thinking about the fight against terrorism and civil liberties, what is your assessment of how well the framers created a constitution to ensure a balance of power during war and protect individual liberties at the same time?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2012 for the course POL 1 taught by Professor Robertbrown during the Fall '05 term at Riverside Community College.

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