We the People Quiz
Test your knowledge of US Constitutional Rights.
Which best describes people who had constitutional rights (especially voting rights) in 1789 when the US Constitution was first ratified?
All citizens 18 years and older
All men 18 years and older
All white people
All white male landowners
When was the US Constitution amended to give constitutional rights to people who had been formerly enslaved?
1791 (Bill of Rights)
1865 (13th Amendment)
1868 (14th Amendment)
1964 (Civil Rights Act)
When was the US Constitution amended to give women the right to vote?
1791 (Bill of Rights)
1848 (Seneca Falls Convention)
1889 (Wyoming included this in their state constitution)
1920 (19th Amendment)
When was the US Constitution amended to give corporations constitutional rights?
No amendment was neeeded. They are people.
1886 (Santa Clara Co v Southern Pacific Railroad)
2010 (Citizens United)
None of the above
Which describe US Constitutional Rights?
Inherent and unalienable
Born with and can't be given away
Rights given to people
All of the above
Corporations were given US Constitutional rights by:
Executive Order by the President
Judicial Headnote by the Supreme Court Reporter
Legislation by the US Congress
Judicial Decision by the Supreme Court
When corporations (all legally constructed entities) have the US Constitutional right to freedom of speech it impacts democracy in the following way:
Money is speech
Voices of real people have as much power as the money of corporations
Democracy of, by and for the people is in jeopardy
Both A. and C.
The US Constitution has 27 amendments. How is the Constitution amended?
By Executive Order of the President
2/3 of the members of Congress (senate and house) agree on amendment language and ¾ of state legislatures or state conventions ratify it
2/3 of the state legislatures request that Congress call a constitutional convention at which language for an amendment is adopted and ¾ of state legislatures or state conventions ratify it
Both B. and C.
Which amendment was ratified in the shortest amount of time?
Voting age lowered to 18 (26th Amendment)
Direct election of senators (17th Amendment)
Women have the same civil rights as men (28th Amendment)
Restriction on increases or decreases of Congressional salaries (27th Amendment)
What is Move to Amend doing to build a strong democracy?
Advocating state and federal legislation to amend the US Constitution to end corporate personhood and money is speech
Developing educational and movement building tools
How can I get involved in Move to Amend?
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