Brown v. Board of Education Case: Summary & Significance


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Which 1896 court case established the notion of separate but equal?

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1. Which amendments to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery, allowed African American men to vote and guaranteed all citizens equal protection under the law?

2. Which of the following best describes Jim Crow laws?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments can help students evaluate their comprehension of Brown v. Board of Education and its importance. Some of the terms and information that you will be tested on include Jim Crow laws, separate but equal, and segregation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The definition of Jim Crow laws
  • The Supreme Court's ruling on separate but equal
  • The court case that institutionalized separate but equal
  • Identifying the amendments that increased the rights of African Americans
  • Who spoke on behalf of the plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of Education

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help you to practice these skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding segregation and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Jim Crow laws and separate but equal
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how Brown v. Board of Education changed public education in America

Additional Learning

To learn more about the importance of Brown v. Board of Education, read the associated lesson on the Summary & Significance of Brown v. Board of Education. The following information can be found in this lesson:

  • Understand the events that led to Brown v. Board of Education
  • Understand the impact that Plessy v. Ferguson had on education and segregation
  • Define and understand Jim Crow laws
  • Know and understand the significance of Brown v. Board of Education