Unit 6 Review

Unit 6 Review
Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
Directions: Use you social studies notes and handouts to answer the following
questions in complete sentences.
1. Describe the Bill of Rights. Why was it written?
- The first 10 amendments to the Constitution.
- They give people important rights such as freedom of speech.
- To protect the rights of all citizens.
2. Amendments 5 - 8 discuss the rights of a citizen who has been accused of a
crime. If a citizen is arrested, what do their rights guaranteed?
A quick and speedy public trial.
To have a trial by jury.
The right to have a lawyer.
People cannot be forced to give evidence against themselves.
Courts cannot use cruel or unusual punishment.
3. What are the rights of a citizen that are guaranteed under the First
Amendment? List them below and give an example of each.
Freedom of religion
Freedom of speech
Freedom of assembly
Freedom of the press
Right to petition
4. Why would freedom of speech be limited? Give a specific example.
- With
rights come responsibilities
- Do not want to yell “FIRE” in a crowded area, it could be dangerous
- Be respectful that others have the freedom of speech as well.
5. Since our government is run by popular sovereignty, people have civic
responsibilities, or duties. List 3 examples of civic responsibilities (duties) and give
an example of each.
- Popular sovereignty means people hold the power in their
- Examples of civic responsibilities:
- voting (knowledgably)
- jury duty
- paying taxes
- follow the laws
6. Explain what public issues are and why it is a civic responsibility to stay
informed about public issues.
- Public
- can be at the local, state, regional, and national level
- can be controversial
- can be supported by a Core Democratic Value
- can be supported by different view points
- Stay informed:
- know what’s going on
- it may affect you and people you know
- to take action to try to resolve the public issue
7. Give an example of a public issue and what citizens should do in order to
resolve it.
- Citizens need to work together
- Citizens need to evaluate alternative resolutions
- Citizens need to analyze information about a public issue
- Legislature or other government action might be needed