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Ch 95: NMTA Social Science: Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

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Use our lessons and quizzes to refresh your knowledge of important U.S. Supreme Court decisions and their impact. This chapter's information will help you prepare for these types of questions on the NMTA Social Science exam.

NMTA Social Science: Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions - Chapter Summary

The chapter's lessons will help you review information on Supreme Court cases that have had a major impact on laws and life in the United States. Use these lessons and quizzes to prepare for these types of questions on the NMTA Social Science exam:

  • Understanding what judicial review means
  • Explaining the impact of McCulloch v. Maryland
  • Summarizing the Plessy v. Ferguson decision
  • Defining civil liberties and giving examples of cases involving them
  • Looking at the 1963 Gideon v. Wainwright decision
  • Stating the significance of Miranda v. Arizona on police procedure
  • Discussing the ongoing impact of the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision

In these lessons, our expert instructors discuss these court decisions and how they have influenced the U.S. legal system. You will learn about topics that may come up on the exam. The video lessons are presented online and can be watched on any device that has Web access. Transcripts and quizzes are included, and your questions can be submitted through the Dashboard.

NMTA Social Science: Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Chapter Objectives

In New Mexico, anyone who wants to be certified to teach social science must pass the NMTA Social Science exam. The issues included in this Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions chapter are in the exam's section on U.S. history, which accounts for 25% of the test's score.

All questions on the NMTA Social Studies exam are multiple-choice, as are the questions in the brief quizzes that accompany our lessons. You can use these quizzes to gain practice in answering multiple-choice questions in a computer-based format. You'll also be able to assess your knowledge through the quizzes. They'll clue you in to what you'll need to review before taking the test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 95: NMTA Social Science: Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
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U.S. Constitution: Definition and the Judicial Review of Marbury v. Madison

1. U.S. Constitution: Definition and the Judicial Review of Marbury v. Madison

Our United States Constitution is known as the 'Supreme Law of the Land.' The United States Supreme Court determines when other laws are in conflict with the Constitution. This lesson explains the concepts of supremacy and judicial review.

The Case of McCulloch v. Maryland: Summary, Decision & Significance

2. The Case of McCulloch v. Maryland: Summary, Decision & Significance

One of the landmark cases of the early Supreme Court, McCulloch v. Maryland determined if the United States government had the right to establish a bank in Maryland and if the state had the right to tax the government for doing so. We'll discuss the case's decision and significance.

Plessy v. Ferguson: Impact & Summary

3. 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.

What are Civil Liberties? - Definition, Examples & Cases

4. What are Civil Liberties? - Definition, Examples & Cases

What are civil liberties? How are they different from civil rights? How do we know exactly what (and when) they are? The issue of civil liberties began with the Constitution and continues with the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gideon v. Wainwright 1963: Summary, Facts & Decision

5. Gideon v. Wainwright 1963: Summary, Facts & Decision

Clarence Gideon was a poor man who could not afford an attorney. In his trial, he was not provided one. He appealed to the Supreme Court, who ruled that if a person cannot afford a lawyer, the state must provide him with one.

Miranda v. Arizona: Summary, Facts & Significance

6. 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.

Supreme Court Case Roe v. Wade: Summary, Decision & Impact on Abortion

7. 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.

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