Fletcher v. Peck: Summary & Significance


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Fletcher v. Peck was a U.S. Supreme Court case which dealt with which of the following?

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1. In the case entitled Fletcher v. Peck, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Yazoo Land Act of 1795 was:

2. Fletcher v. Peck demonstrates that a contractual sale is valid under what law?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Fletcher v. Peck was a significant Supreme Court ruling for several reasons. This quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of the ruling's subsequent ramifications and the precedent it set for future cases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Mastery of this assessment requires students to know the following:

  • Details of the Fletcher v. Peck court case
  • Law used to determine constitutionality
  • Historic significance of this ruling

Skills Practiced

Students will have the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related business law lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Yazoo Land Act of 1795
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the historic significance of Fletcher v. Peck

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Fletcher v. Peck: Summary & Significance contains the following objectives:

  • Describe how the ruling identified the sanctity of contracts
  • Explain the process by which the ruling declared a state law unconstitutional
  • Discuss implications that Georgia's actions were unconstitutional