Do You Know Your Constitutional Rights?

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Annette

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Our constitution provides us with certain inalienable rights. That's what makes our country great! In this quiz, we'll explore the most important document in US history. By the end, you'll say, "God Bless America."

What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called?

The Bill of Rights is the name of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. These were added in 1791.

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What year was the Constitution written?

The Constitution was written in 1787, and signed on September 17th. It was not ratified until 1788.

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You may enjoy freedom of ______ .

As a US citizen, you enjoy freedom of religion, speech, press and you can assemble. That is thanks to the First Amendment.

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In the US, you have the right to _____ arms.

You are allowed to both keep and bear arms. You can also form a militia, according to the Second Amendment.

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You can _____ soldiers in your home.

You're allowed to keep soldiers in your home if you choose, but you don't have to! This is according to the Third Amendment.

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The US Constitution is the _____ of all national constitutions.

OK, so it's a fact that the US Constitution is the oldest and the shortest of all written constitutions. It's also the best, in our opinion!

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You will never have to deal with _____ search and seizure.

As a US citizen, you'll never have to put up with unreasonable search and seizure. This is according to the Fourth Amendment.

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You will not ______ to testify against yourself.

As a US citizen, you will never be forced to testify against yourself. Thank goodness, because that would be awkward.

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You can travel ______ the United States.

You're always allowed to travel within, to, and from the United States. This includes all the states, territories and localities.

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When your property is taken for public use, you will be _____ .

According to the Fifth Amendment, people must be paid for property taken for public use. Seems fitting.

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How many amendments have been introduced in Congress?

More than 11,000 amendments have been introduced in Congress. Only 23 have received the necessary approval from the states to become amendments.

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You have the right to a _____ trial.

According to the Sixth Amendment, you have the right to a speedy trial. You also have the right to legal counsel and to confront your accusers.

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You have the right to a jury trial in civil suits exceeding _____ .

You have the right to a jury trial in civil suits exceeding $20. This is according to the Seventh Amendment.

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As a US citizen, you also have protection from _____ punishment.

As a US citizen, you also have protection from both cruel and unusual punishment. You also have protection from excessive bail.

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Do you have rights that are not listed in the Constitution?

You most definitely have rights that are not listed in the Constitution. This is described in the Ninth Amendment.

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You are _____ required to procreate.

Thank goodness in the US we're not required to procreate. We are also not required to refrain from procreating.

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Powers not given to the federal government by the Constitution belong to ____ .

Powers not given to the federal government by the Constitution belong to the states and the people. This is described in the Tenth Amendment.

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You're always going to get a _____ hearing.

In the United States, you're always going to get a fair hearing. You're also getting redress for just grievances, including damages.

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You have the right to know the ____ of any proceeding.

You have the right under the constitution to know the time, place, manner, parties and subject of any proceeding. You're also given sufficient time to respond!

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You shall never be _____ while in custody.

When in custody in the United States, you're never allowed to be neglected or abused. That means that they'll feed you dinner, right?

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You are _____ required to conform.

In the US, you're also not required to conform. No one need have unwanted beliefs imposed upon them.

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If you fail to present identification, you will ______ your rights.

Just because you fail to present identification, you will not be denied your right. That's applicable even if you don't give your name.

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You'll never be punished for ______ .

If you're citizen of voting age, you can never be punished for voting! All races, colors, creeds, genders and social classes are allowed to vote.

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Which amendment banished slavery?

It was the Thirteenth Amendment that banished slavery. The amendment was passed in 1865.

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Today, the building where the Constitution was written is called ______ .

Today, the building where the Constitution was written is called Independence Hall. It's directly across from the National Constitution Center.

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As a citizen, you have ____ access to courts.

As a US citizen, you have unimpeded access to courts, court filing and grand juries. However, this is subject to scheduling.

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Who was the oldest delegate at the Constitutional Convention?

Benjamin Franklin was the oldest delegate at the Constitutional Convention. He was 81 years old at the time.

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Thanksgiving was originally to give thanks for _______ .

The original Thanksgiving Day was created by George Washington. It was to give thanks for the Constitution.

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Your property can't be taken without ______ judgement in a trial.

According to the Constitution, your property or assets cannot be taken without civil or criminal judgement in a trial. Thank goodness for that.

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True or false: Kids have rights.

Children have rights too! This is thanks to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.

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The Constitution was prepared _____ .

The US Constitution was actually prepared in secret. It was behind locked doors which were guarded with sentries.

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Who didn't sign the Constitution?

Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could not sign the Constitution. One was in France and the other was in Great Britain at the time.

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Where was the Constitution written?

The US Constitution was written in the same Pennsylvania State House where the Declaration of Independence was signed. It's also the place where George Washington was given his commission as Commander of the Continental Army.

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You can also return to your _____ .

According to the Constitution, you can always return to your place of birth. You can also never be removed from your place of birth or lawful residence.

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The original Constitution is in _______ .

The original Constitution is in Washington D.C. at the National Archives. It was moved to Fort Knox after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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