Bowers v. Hardwick: Summary & Decision


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The case of Bowers v Hardwick was an attempt to invalidate which of the following laws?

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1. Which of the following groups represented Michael Hardwick in his case against Michael Bowers?

2. Which of the following was cited as the reason for the first dismissal of Hardwick's case?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Browers v. Hardwick was a major setback in the history of civil liberties. This versatile assessment was assembled to help you test your understanding of the causes and ruling of this case, as well as the eventual outcome of the appeal.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessments to measure your understanding of:

  • Causes of Browers v. Hardwick
  • Parties involved in the cases
  • Claims made by these parties
  • Eventual overturn of the ruling

Skills Practiced

In this assessment you will also test your abilities:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the progression of civil liberties in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Browers v. Hardwick
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Browers v. Hardwick and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this important civil right case, review the lesson called Browers v. Hardwick: Summary & Decision. This lesson was assembled to help individuals study:

  • How the ruling of Browers v. Hardwick relates to today's politics
  • Events that lead to Browers v. Hardwick
  • Public reactions to the case
  • The related Supreme Court rulings