Burrage v. United States: Decision & Explanation


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The Supreme Court case Burrage v. United States was decided in which year?

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1. In the SCOTUS case Burrage v. United States, Marcus Burrage was challenging his _____.

2. In Burrage v. United States, the Supreme Court found in favor of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Start on this multiple-choice quiz and see what you recall about the Burrage v. United States Supreme Court case. You'll be answering questions on the year during which the case took place and the challenge made by Marcus Burrage, among other areas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about these topics:

  • Who the court ruled in favor of in the case
  • Reason for the court's verdict
  • Part of the crime associated with the idea that Joshua Banka might have lived 'but for' the heroin sold to him

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the year in which the Burrage v. United States Supreme Court trial occurred and the challenge put to the court by Burrage
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason for the decision reached by the court
  • Making connections - use your understanding of Banka's role in the case and its connection to the Supreme Court's verdict

Additional Learning

Find out more about the court case in the lesson named Burrage v. United States: Decision & Explanation. Here are some of the main topics you'll explore:

  • Argument made by prosecutors regarding Burrage's criminal conduct
  • Appeal made to the Supreme Court after the conviction
  • Implications of the ruling on other cases