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Ch 41: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Landmark Supreme Court Cases

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Consult this chapter to brush up on your knowledge of landmark Supreme Court cases. These lessons will provide you with the information necessary to confidently answer any pertinent questions that may appear within the government subcategory of the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Landmark Supreme Court Cases - Chapter Summary

This chapter aims to serve as a study guide for the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam through developing your understanding of the landmark Supreme Court cases about which you may be asked. The cases that will be identified and explained in these lessons include:

  • Marbury v. Madison
  • McCullough v. Maryland
  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Brown v. Board of Education
  • Gideon v. Wainwright 1963
  • Miranda v. Arizona
  • Cases of Schenck and Bakke
  • United States v. Nixon

Each brief video lesson features a corresponding full transcription that highlights key terminology and provides a means for absorbing the content at your own pace. After you finish studying each lesson, make sure you take the related practice quiz to gain experience answering questions in the same multiple-choice format as the exam and to test how well you remember what you've reviewed.

8 Lessons in Chapter 41: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Landmark Supreme Court Cases
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Marbury v. Madison: Definition, Summary & Significance

1. 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.

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.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

4. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

In this lesson, we will learn about the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. We will take an in-depth look at the facts surrounding Brown and the aftermath of the decision.

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.

Landmark Supreme Court Cases: Schenck & Bakke

7. Landmark Supreme Court Cases: Schenck & Bakke

The following lesson discusses the two landmark Supreme Court cases that attempt to place defined limits on two of our most deeply held freedoms: the freedom of speech and freedom from discrimination.

United States v. Nixon: Arguments, Decision & Significance

8. United States v. Nixon: Arguments, Decision & Significance

The case of United States v. Nixon prompted the resignation of President Richard Nixon and established that no one was above the law. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the case and its historical impact.

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