Lau v. Nichols in 1974: Summary & Significance


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In which city did Lau v. Nichols originate?

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1. The Chinese-American students were not given equal access to education because of what?

2. Which amendment did the plaintiffs in the case claim was being violated?

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This quiz/worksheet combo is useful to gauge your knowledge on the importance of Lau v. Nichols. The questions cover topics especially in the areas of origination, citation and purpose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the printable worksheet and quiz to test your familiarity with the following:

  • How did Lau v. Nichols impact education
  • The city the case originated
  • The reason Chinese-American students were denied equal access
  • Amendment plaintiff's said was violated
  • Supreme Court decision

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Additional Learning

To learn more about the impact and implications of Lau v. Nichols, read over the, accompanying lesson called Lau v. Nichols in 1974: Summary & Significance. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Comment on why integration was not enough to provide education to a large number of Chinese-American students
  • Talk about the decisions reached by the district court and court of appeals
  • Explain the reasoning behind the U.S. Supreme Court's choice of citation in rendering its decision
  • Describe the types of students affected by the decision