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Ch 53: MTLE Social Studies: Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Cases

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Refresh your memory about some landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases by examining the materials in these lessons. Prepare for the MTLE Social Studies test by using any Wi-Fi-ready device to review our study materials and quizzes.

MTLE Social Studies: Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Cases - Chapter Summary

The U.S. Supreme Court has gone through a lot of cases, so let our text and video lessons help you remember information about the landmark decisions that may be asked about on the MTLE Social Studies test. In each of these lessons, you'll learn pertinent details, significant factors and resulting outcomes of the following landmark cases:

  • Marbury v. Madison
  • McCulloch v. Maryland
  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
  • Gideon v. Wainwright 1963
  • Miranda v. Arizona
  • Schenck v. United States
  • The Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
  • United States v. Nixon

There are many ways to use this chapter as you bone up for the MTLE Social Studies test. If you like, start off with our assessment tools first and see how well you already know the information. After you take our quizzes and the chapter exam, you can see the questions you got wrong along with the correct answers. As you identify the gaps in your knowledge, go directly to those lessons to watch the videos or read through the lesson transcripts. Re-watch the videos as much as you need until you can answer every one of our quiz and chapter exam questions correctly.

8 Lessons in Chapter 53: MTLE Social Studies: Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Cases
Marbury v. Madison: Definition, Summary & Significance

1. Marbury v. Madison: Definition, Summary & Significance

In this lesson, you'll learn about the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court case of ''Marbury v. Madison'', and how the case established the notion of judicial review.

The Case of McCulloch v. Maryland: Summary, Decision & Significance

2. The Case of McCulloch v. Maryland: Summary, Decision & Significance

One of the landmark cases of the early Supreme Court, McCulloch v. Maryland determined if the United States government had the right to establish a bank in Maryland and if the state had the right to tax the government for doing so. We'll discuss the case's decision and significance.

Plessy v. Ferguson: Impact & Summary

3. Plessy v. Ferguson: Impact & Summary

This lesson explains the impact of Plessy v. Ferguson, an important Supreme Court decision made in 1896. The Court ruled on the concept of 'separate but equal' and set back civil rights in the United States for decades to come.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

4. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

In this lesson, we will learn about the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. We will take an in-depth look at the facts surrounding Brown and the aftermath of the decision.

Gideon v. Wainwright 1963: Summary, Facts & Decision

5. Gideon v. Wainwright 1963: Summary, Facts & Decision

Clarence Gideon was a poor man who could not afford an attorney. In his trial, he was not provided one. He appealed to the Supreme Court, who ruled that if a person cannot afford a lawyer, the state must provide him with one.

Miranda v. Arizona: Summary, Facts & Significance

6. Miranda v. Arizona: Summary, Facts & Significance

In the famous case Miranda v. Arizona, the Supreme Court ruled that suspects can only be interrogated after the police read them their legal rights. Read on to learn more about the details and legal legacy of Miranda v. Arizona.

Landmark Supreme Court Cases: Schenck & Bakke

7. Landmark Supreme Court Cases: Schenck & Bakke

The following lesson discusses the two landmark Supreme Court cases that attempt to place defined limits on two of our most deeply held freedoms: the freedom of speech and freedom from discrimination.

United States v. Nixon: Arguments, Decision & Significance

8. United States v. Nixon: Arguments, Decision & Significance

The case of United States v. Nixon prompted the resignation of President Richard Nixon and established that no one was above the law. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the case and its historical impact.

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