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Explanation of certain articles within the US Constitution

1) What did the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution do?
a) It establish Prohibition
b) It Granted the power to regulate interstate commerce to Congress
c) it made the protections in the bill of rights applicable to actions by the state governments
d) It gave congress the power to place reasonable restrictions on commercial speech.

2) So the protections in the bills of rights apply to corporations?
a) in all instances
b) yes, in most, but not all, instances
c) only in those instances where Congress has specifically states that they do apply
d) no, not in any instance

3) Which of the following is correct with respect to freedom of speech ?
a) Commercial speech receives no protection due to its profit motive
b) all speech receives the same degree of constitutional protection
c) Most speech critical of the government can be restricted because such speech can be destabilizing
d) some speech is not protected

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1) What did the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution do?

Correct answer to this question is:
c) it made the protections in the bill of rights applicable to actions by the state governments

Reasoning: First let me eliminate the other choices. a) The Fourteenth Amendment only provided a prohibition against the state and federal government on depriving personal privileges like life, liberty, or property. This answer was not specific enough to choose. b) The power to regulate interstate commerce to Congress is actually in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution. d) The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution addresses freedom of speech. Furthermore, the first amendment of the U.S. constitution states "Congress shall make no law respecting an ...

Solution Summary

Here you will find and explanation of the Fourteenth Amendment, Bill of Rights, and Freedom of Speech as it pertains to the US Constitution. This information directly relates to corporations and the government. Not only find the answers to your educational questions, but also a thorough explanation of each.

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