Burger Court: Definition & Cases


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How are terms of the Supreme Court named?

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1. Which of the following cases was heard by the Burger Court?

2. In the Burger Court, Justice _____ voted with liberals on First Amendment cases but with conservatives on equal protection issues.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo is designed to quickly and effectively determine how much you know about the Burger Court. You must have knowledge of what cases were heard and key figures in the court during this time period in order to successfully complete this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your ability to do the following will be measured with this quiz:

  • State how terms of the Supreme Court are named
  • Recognize cases heard by the Burger Court
  • Name a justice on the Burger Court who voted with both liberals and conservatives
  • Identify the first African American justice of the Supreme Court
  • Select the case heard by the Burger Court that resulted in a notable decision on religious freedom

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how terms are named in the Supreme Court
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding names of specific justices who served on the Supreme Court
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific cases heard by the Burger Court

Additional Learning

Get more details about this Supreme Court era when you use the lesson titled Burger Court: Definition & Cases. Things you will review in this lesson include:

  • The justice for whom the Burger Court is named
  • Who appointed this justice and how long his tenure lasted
  • How the Burger Court was characterized
  • Which justices served throughout the years of the Burger Court
  • What cases regarding education were heard by the Burger Court
  • How this court ruled on abortion