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Major Supreme Court Cases in the US - Chapter Summary
Throughout this chapter, you will review information about significant court cases decided on by the Supreme Court, including Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, and Plessy v. Ferguson. You'll also look at how these decisions were based on articles of the Constitution. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Summarize major Supreme Court cases
- Identify the significance of the cases of Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, Plessy v. Ferguson, Loving v. Virginia, Roe v. Wade, and Miranda v. Arizona
- Describe the lasting impact of these cases
When you are confident enough, you can take the quiz after each lesson to test yourself on what you have just studied. You will receive immediate feedback on these quizzes, so you'll know what your strengths and weaknesses are. You can use these resources as many times as you want.
1. Landmark Cases Based on Constitutional Articles
This lesson will take a look at a collection of Supreme Court cases that have shaped how the Court has settled conflicts between different levels of government. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
2. Marbury v. Madison: Definition, Summary & Significance
In this lesson, you'll learn about the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court case of ''Marbury v. Madison'', and how the case established the notion of judicial review.
3. Brown v. Board of Education Case: Summary & Significance
The 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education led to the integration of public schools in America. In this lesson, you'll learn about the historical background to the case and why it was so significant, after which you'll test your own knowledge of Brown v. Board of Education with a brief quiz.
4. Plessy v. Ferguson: Impact & Summary
This lesson explains the impact of Plessy v. Ferguson, an important Supreme Court decision made in 1896. The Court ruled on the concept of 'separate but equal' and set back civil rights in the United States for decades to come.
5. Loving v. Virginia: Case Brief & Decision
Interracial marriage used to be illegal in some states. This lesson discusses the landmark case of 'Loving v. Virginia' and the Supreme Court decision that struck down a Virginia law banning interracial marriage.
6. Supreme Court Case Roe v. Wade: Summary, Decision & Impact on Abortion
''Roe v. Wade, 1973'' was the landmark Supreme Court decision in regard to legalized abortion. Learn about the case, the decision and its impact on the United States.
7. Lawrence v. Texas: Case Brief & Summary
''Lawrence v. Texas'' is a Supreme Court case from 2003 which discusses the equal protection clause in the context of sexual conduct. In this lesson, we will learn about the case and the Fourteenth Amendment.
8. Miranda v. Arizona: Summary, Facts & Significance
In the famous case Miranda v. Arizona, the Supreme Court ruled that suspects can only be interrogated after the police read them their legal rights. Read on to learn more about the details and legal legacy of Miranda v. Arizona.
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