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1) In the case Schenck v. United States, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote: "The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic." This is an example of what kind of rights?
A) absolute rights
B) natural rights
C) civil rights
D) relative rights**

2) What are civil liberties?
A) freedoms that have been granted by Congress
B) Freedoms that protect people from government
C) rights that are granted to citizens**
D) rights that are not clearly mentioned in the Constitution

3) What was the original purpose of the Bill of Rights?
A) to give the people their natural rights
B) to restrict the power of the national government
C) to restrict the power of the national and state governments
D) to give power to the national government

  • American Government -

    For 3) my answer choice was B**

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    I agree. However, I think that 3 could also be A. Check your text.

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    1. D
    2. B
    3. B

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