Loving v. Virginia: Case Brief & Decision

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The attorneys for Richard and Mildred Loving argued before the United States Supreme Court that the Virginia law banning interracial marriage violated which Constitutional amendment?

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1. The United States Supreme Court stated that the right to marry is a basic ____ right?

2. In what year did the Supreme Court rule that the Virginia law prohibiting interracial marriage was unconstitutional?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Loving v. Virginia was a groundbreaking court case regarding miscegenation in Virginia. You will be assessed on how a Constitutional Amendment was used to make the court decision as well as the history of interracial marriage in Virginia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will review:

  • VA Assistant Attorney General R.D. McIlwaine III
  • The Act to Preserve Racial Integrity
  • Virginia law regarding interracial marriage
  • Supreme Court's view on marriage

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Virginia's history of marriage laws and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the year in which the Supreme Court struck down Virginia's law banning interracial marriage
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson titled Loving v. Virginia: Case Brief & Decision. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define miscegenation
  • Understand the history of interracial marriage in Virginia
  • Know why the Lovings were forced to move to Washington, D.C.
  • Understand the court case Loving v. Virginia
  • Understand the court decision in Loving v. Virginia
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