Flashcards - Significance of Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

Flashcards - Significance of Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
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Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution
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14th Amendment
The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments
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implied powers
Implied powers, in the United States, are those powers authorized by a document that, while not stated, seem to be implied by powers expressly stated
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United States Constitution
The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America
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judicial review
Judicial review is a process under which executive and legislative actions are subject to review by the judiciary
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judicial review
Judicial review is a process under which executive and legislative actions are subject to review by the judiciary
United States Constitution
The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America
implied powers
Implied powers, in the United States, are those powers authorized by a document that, while not stated, seem to be implied by powers expressly stated
14th Amendment
The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments
Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution
Affirmative action
Affirmative action is the policy of favoring members of a disadvantaged group who currently suffer or historically have suffered from discrimination within a culture
Richard Nixon
Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States who served from 1969 to 1974, when he became the only U
Constitution
A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is governed
Ninth Amendment
The Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution addresses rights, retained by the people, that are not specifically enumerated in the Constitution
13th Amendment
The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime
Jim Crow laws
Jim Crow laws were state and local laws enforcing racial segregation in the Southern United States

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