Texas v. Johnson in 1989: Summary, Decision & Significance


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Why did Gregory Lee Johnson get arrested?

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1. What reason did Justice Brennan give for overturning Johnson's conviction?

2. What did Congress try to do after the Texas v. Johnson decision?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the Supreme Court case Texas v. Johnson. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include Justice Brennan's reason for overturning Johnson's conviction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Cause of Johnson's arrest
  • Congress' reaction to the Texas v. Johnson decision
  • Constitutional amendment to ban flag burning

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Texas v. Johnson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the decision in the U.S. v. Eichman case
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the aftermath of Texas v. Johnson

Additional Learning

Texas v. Johnson in 1989: Summary, Decision & Significance can help you broaden your understanding of this legal issue. Topics addressed in the lesson include:

  • Key details and events that led to Texas v. Johnson
  • Earlier Supreme Court cases related to the issue of flag burning
  • Reasons behind the majority decision
  • Events that followed the Texas v. Johnson decision