Landmark Cases Based on Constitutional Articles


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What major precedent did the case of Marbury v. Madison establish?

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1. Which of the following is the supreme law of the land?

2. Which case established that if a federal law and state law conflict, that the federal law takes precedent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many of the legal precedents followed in the United States today trace their origin to landmark Supreme Court cases. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the various landmark cases and their effects upon American law. Some things you'll be assessed on include the precedents set by individual rulings, the basis for rulings, and relevant principles in the Constitution

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Precedent set by Marbury vs. Madison
  • Source of the Supreme Law of the land
  • Establishment of federal law's supremacy
  • Constitutional clause relevant to McCulloch v. Maryland

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about landmark Supreme Court cases
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how cases were decided and the effect they have on American law
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the relevant principles in the Constitution and their effect upon landmark rulings

Additional Learning

To learn more about these landmark cases, review the accompanying lesson called Landmark Cases Based on Constitutional Articles. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the role of the Supreme Court
  • Understand the opinion in Marbury v. Madison
  • Recognize the impact of Gibbons v. Ogden
  • Know the decision in McCulloch v. Maryland