GED Social Studies : Individual Freedoms

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for GED Social Studies

varsity tutors app store varsity tutors android store

Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Individual Freedoms

Jim Crow Laws were designed to __________.

Possible Answers:

enforce segregation

support the war effort during the Korean War

suppress criticism of the government

prevent female suffrage

prevent the spread of slavery

Correct answer:

enforce segregation

Explanation:

Jim Crow Laws were enforced in the South during the decades after the end of the Civil War and the emancipation of slaves. Jim Crow Laws were designed to further segregation in the United States.

Example Question #5 : Civil Rights

Margaret Sanger is best known for her efforts to __________.

Possible Answers:

overturn prohibition

prohibit the sale and consumption of alcohol

establish universal free and public education

extend suffrage rights to women

encourage support for birth-control for women

Correct answer:

encourage support for birth-control for women

Explanation:

Margaret Sanger was an American activist in the early twentieth century. She believed passionately that giving women the ability to control when and if they got pregnant would do a great deal to advance the autonomy of women in society. Throughout her life, Sanger was an active supporter of allowing women to legally use birth-control.

Example Question #2 : Individual Freedoms

Habeas Corpus __________.

Possible Answers:

makes it impossible for a Supreme Court Judge to be removed from office

allows the attorney general to dictate what cases are heard by the Federal government

allows citizens to bring challenges to laws before the Supreme Court

makes it illegal for the government to detain a citizen without a trial

allows the President to veto any bill passed by Congress

Correct answer:

makes it illegal for the government to detain a citizen without a trial

Explanation:

Habeas Corpus is a British legal tradition that has passed into American law. It essentially states that the government cannot detain a citizen for a lengthy period of time without a trial. It ensures no illegal detention, and that every accused individual will be given the opportunity to go to court to be acquitted of any wrongdoing.

Learning Tools by Varsity Tutors

Incompatible Browser

Please upgrade or download one of the following browsers to use Instant Tutoring: