Ch 58: Significance of Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

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Significance of Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find a collection of lessons highlighting the significance of some of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decisions. These include Plessy v. Ferguson, Roe v. Wade and Marbury v. Madison, among others. This chapter can assist you in achieving the following goals:

  • Outline the judicial review of the U.S. Constitution in Marbury v. Madison
  • Summarize the case of McCulloch v. Maryland
  • Detail the impact of Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Define civil liberties and identify cases where they played a role
  • Identify the importance of Schenck and Bakke
  • Discuss the arguments and significance of United States v. Nixon
  • Explain the impact of Roe v. Wade on abortion

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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.

Landmark Supreme Court Cases: Schenck & Bakke

5. 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

6. 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.

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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