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American Government belongs to the Saylor.org CLEP PREP Program. In taking this version of POLSC232, you will master the subject of American Government and Politics. This course is also designed to prepare you to take the CLEP exam in American Government. The CLEP (College Level Examination Program) exams are designed by the College Board, the organization which administers the AP and SAT exam programs you may have encountered or taken in high school. CLEP exams test for the mastery of college-level material that you may have acquired through any number of ways  college-level course instruction, independent study, work experience, or any other program of study you have pursued. In other words, CLEP exams are freestanding exams that any individual can pay to take in order to prove that he or she has mastered a given subject area at the college level.

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Question: The success of the civil rights movements was due in large part to

Choices:

violent protests.

litigation against segregationist laws.

the practice of civil disobedience.

a sympathetic public.

the notable inequality in public education between black and white schools.

Question: The most prevalent argument against affirmative action programs is that they

Choices:

give preferential treatment to women, who already represent more than 50 percent of the population.

have forced schools to embrace multiculturalism as part of their academic curricula.

reward those who are less capable, regardless of race or gender.

are inherently unconstitutional.

advance the false assumption that segregation and discrimination still exist.

Question: The first eight amendments to the Constitution focus on

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individual rights.

the rights of state governments.

grievances against the King of England.

the principles embodied in the Declaration of Independence.

freedom of expression.

Question: The first major dispute over free speech occurred with the passage of the

Choices:

Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.

Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798.

Embargo of 1807.

Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

Missouri Compromise of 1820.

Question: One of the most significant victories of the gay rights movement in the past several years has been

Choices:

the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.

the repeal of the military policy "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

having civil unions recognized by federal law.

when California passed Proposition 8, a ballot initiative legalizing gay marriage in the state.

when the federal government legalized gay adoption.

Question: One of the most important organizations that formed out of the women's rights movement was the

Choices:

National Woman Suffrage Association.

Human Rights Campaign.

National Organization for Women.

US Women's Chamber of Commerce.

Women's Way.

Question: The term ____ refers to the government's inability to censor a work before it is published.

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gag order

Zenger rule

prior restraint

suppression injunction

non-preemption

Question: The president who advanced civil rights legislation more than any of his predecessors was

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John F. Kennedy.

Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Lyndon Johnson.

Harry Truman.

Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Question: The first major Supreme Court decision to invoke privacy was

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Roe v. Wade.

Miranda v. Arizona.

Marbury v. Madison.

Brown v. Board of Education.

Mapp v. Ohio.

Question: Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.'s statement about "shouting fire in a crowded theater" meant that

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free speech is not constitutionally protected if it presents a clear and present danger to others.

it is legal to do so considering the particular circumstances of the situation.

these words could be used in a nation under wartime conditions.

an expansion on the scope of allowable speech was necessary.

it is constitutionally protected under the fighting words definition of free speech.

Question: One of the most significant laws passed in favor of rights for the disabled was the

Choices:

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Disability Awareness Act.

Americans with Disabilities Act.

the Equal Rights Amendment.

Disability Hardship Act.

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