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Landmark Supreme Court Cases in the U.S. Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The Supreme Court case that found students had a right to free expression was:

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an exception to the right to free expression?

Question 3 3. John Tinker and Christopher Eckhardt were protesting:

Question 4 4. Think about the Marbury v. Madison case. Why did Jefferson prevent his secretary of state from delivering official paperwork to the judges-to-be?

Question 5 5. Which best describes how the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Marbury v. Madison?

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Question 6 6. The power that the Supreme Court has to determine if a law or act is constitutional is called

Question 7 7. What was the impact of Gibbons v. Ogden?

Question 8 8. What is interstate commerce?

Question 9 9. What was the fundamental dispute between Gibbons and Ogden?

Question 10 10. Because of Gideon v. Wainwright, what must all people accused of a crime get?

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Question 11 11. What was Abe Fortas' role in the case Gideon v. Wainwright?

Question 12 12. In Gideon v. Wainwright, why did Gideon want his conviction overturned?

Question 13 13. What is the significance of McCulloch v. Maryland?

Question 14 14. Why was the state of Maryland mad that the U.S. government established the Second Bank of the United States?

Question 15 15. According to the decision, the state of Maryland could not tax the government's bank because

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Question 16 16. What was the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the case of Roe v. Wade in 1973?

Question 17 17. In deciding Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court stipulated that a woman had the right to an abortion up until what point?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements about the Texas district court case of Roe v. Wade is FALSE ?

Question 19 19. What eventually happened to Ernesto Miranda?

Question 20 20. Ernesto Miranda confessed to rape under interrogation. Why was his conviction overturned?

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Question 21 21. How does the Miranda v. Arizona decision affect the behavior of police?

Question 22 22. What crime was Schenck accused of in the case Schenck v. United States?

Question 23 23. Which law is under review in the Schenck v. United States case?

Question 24 24. In the case of Schenck v. United States, what was the decision of the Court?

Question 25 25. Under the Tinker Test, why would a school be allowed to prevent student expression?

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Question 26 26. The ability to take a case directly to the Supreme Court is called

Question 27 27. What clause of the Constitution was being considered in Gibbons v. Ogden?

Question 28 28. What was Clarence Gideon accused of in Gideon v. Wainwright?

Question 29 29. Which clause did Justice John Marshall invoke to justify his decision in McCulloch v. Maryland?

Question 30 30. Why did Norma McCorvey choose Texas to have an abortion in 1969?

Landmark Supreme Court Cases in the U.S. Chapter Exam Instructions

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