Midnight Judges: Definition & Significance

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What two acts passed by Congress allowed for the appointment of the Midnight Judges?

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1. Which U.S. president appointed the midnight judges?

2. What landmark U.S. Supreme Court case came out of the midnight judges controversy?

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These tools can be used to help you study topics such as the appointment of the Midnight Judges, a significant Supreme Court case, political parties, and a significant Supreme Court chief justice.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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  • Congress' two acts that permitted the Midnight Judges
  • The president who appointed the Midnight Judges
  • A Supreme Court case resulting from the Midnight Judges
  • Which political party came up with the term Midnight Judges
  • The Supreme Court chief justice that Adams appointed

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  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding controversy of the Midnight Judges and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the appointment of the Midnight Judges
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Additional Learning

To learn more about the details surrounding the Midnight Judges, please study our associated lesson by the name of Midnight Judges: Definition & Significance. This lesson will cover:

  • Who the Midnight Judges were
  • The way in which the Midnight Judges were chosen
  • Controversy over the Midnight Judges
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