What do the Fifteenth, Nineteenth, and Twenty-sixth amendments all
have in common?
a. They each define the rights of all citizens.
b. They each undo previous amendments.
c. They each give voting rights to a group that did not previously have
d. They were each adopted in the 1800s.
The Seventeenth Amendment provides that senators are elected
a. directly by the people of each state.
b. by the state legislatures.
c. by the electoral college.
d. by the House of Representatives.
||Which of the following is
a key provision of the Fourteenth Amendment?
a. It protects all citizens' freedom of speech.
b. It defines citizenship.
c. It abolishes slavery.
d. It explains that people who fought for the South in the Civil War will
never be allowed to
hold office in the United States.
The Fourteenth Amendment guarantees
a. that states will not deny anyone equal protection of the laws.
b. that everyone except criminals will be counted when figuring a state's
number of representatives
c. the right to vote to all former slaves.
d. the same rights as those named in the Fifth Amendment.
||Which amendment states
that a person may be elected to no more than two consecutive terms as
||You can infer from the Twenty-third
a. people living in Washington, D.C., were not entitled to vote for President
before the amendment
b. Washington, D.C., has been treated like a state for most purposes in
c. the population of Washington, D.C., is very large.
d. the people in Washington, D.C., did not care if they could vote for
President or not.
||In 1974, President Richard
Nixon resigned from office. Which amendment explains what action had to
be taken after that?
||What is the correct sequence
of these events?
A the passage of the Twenty-first Amendment
B the growth of the temperance, or anti-alcohol,
movement in the 1850s
C the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment
D the increase of the drinking age in most
states in the late 1900s
a. A, B, C, D
b. A, C, B, D
c. C, A, B, D
d. B, C, A, D
||Which statement reflects
a positive view of the Sixteenth Amendment?
a. Taxes are needed to help the government do good for all of us.
b. Even women deserve to vote.
c. Banning alcohol will help businesses and improve family life.
d. One positive result of Reconstruction is the end of slavery.
||Poll taxes were outlawed
by the Twenty-fourth Amendment
a. to prevent discrimination against certain voters.
b. because the government no longer needed to raise money from such taxes.
c. in all electionsstate and national.
d. during Reconstruction in the 1870s.