Ch 9: Supreme Court Cases 1950-1954

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Review the important Supreme Court cases that occurred between 1950 and 1954 with help from this engaging chapter. In this comprehensive study guide, you'll find short lessons and multiple-choice quizzes you can use to study for a test or improve your grade in class.

Supreme Court Cases 1950-1954 - Chapter Summary

In this interesting chapter, our instructors discuss and outline notable cases of the Supreme Court between 1950 and 1954. As part of your study, you'll review Mullane v. Central Hanover Bank & Trust Co., Sweatt v. Painter, McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents and many more. Each topic is clearly outlined in our professionally designed lessons, and you can go back and review any of the subjects that you need to. To test your knowledge, we've provided a short quiz with each lesson to help assess your understanding. This chapter is designed to help you:

  • Summarize Johnson v. Eisentrager
  • Explain the main points of Kunz v. New York
  • Give some of the facts of Feiner v. New York
  • Outline Universal Camera Corp. v. National Labor Relations Board
  • Detail the decision in Dennis v. United States
  • Discuss the Stack v. Boyle case brief
  • Provide a summary for Rochin v. California
  • Identify the importance of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer
  • Describe the dissent in Beauharnais v. Illinois
  • Explain the decision found in Zorach v. Clauson
  • Outline the dissenting opinion given in United States v. Reynolds
  • Discuss the significance of Hernandez v. Texas
  • Summarize Bolling v. Sharpe and Berman v. Parker

14 Lessons in Chapter 9: Supreme Court Cases 1950-1954
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Sweatt v. Painter: Summary, Decision & Significance

1. Sweatt v. Painter: Summary, Decision & Significance

People didn't always have equal access to public services like universities or buses. In this lesson, let's learn how the Supreme Court's decision in ''Sweatt v. Painter'' moved the country closer to full legal equality.

McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents

2. McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents

The 14th Amendment guarantees equal treatment under the law. In this lesson we will see what impact the Supreme Court's decision in ''McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents'' had on that guarantee.

Johnson v. Eisentrager: Case Brief & Summary

3. Johnson v. Eisentrager: Case Brief & Summary

The rights of prisoners of war depends on which country holds them. In this lesson, we will learn how the Supreme Court's decision in ''Johnson v. Eisentrager'' helped decide the rights of prisoners held by the United States.

Kunz v. New York (1951): Summary

4. Kunz v. New York (1951): Summary

Practically every American knows we have freedom of speech, so why do people have to get a permit to hold a rally or religious event? In this lesson, we will learn how the decision in Kunz v. New York helped answer that question.

Feiner v. New York (1951): Case Brief, Significance & Facts

5. Feiner v. New York (1951): Case Brief, Significance & Facts

We know we have free speech, but what happens when that speech incites someone to violence? In this lesson we will learn how a Supreme Court case established those limits.

Dennis v. United States: Summary, Significance & Decision

6. Dennis v. United States: Summary, Significance & Decision

The Supreme Court is often tasked with balancing individual free speech rights against the government's obligation to protect its citizens. In this lesson, we will explore how that balance was impacted by ''Dennis v. United States''.

Stack v. Boyle (1951): Case Brief, Facts & Decision

7. Stack v. Boyle (1951): Case Brief, Facts & Decision

We've all heard about the Eighth Amendment protection from cruel and unusual punishment, but many don't know that it protects us from excessive bail as well. In this case, we will learn how the Supreme Court's decision in Stack v Boyle shapes that protection.

Rochin v. California: Case Brief, Summary & Significance

8. Rochin v. California: Case Brief, Summary & Significance

In this lesson you will learn about the U.S. Supreme Court case Rochin v. California, its facts, the issue presented to the court, and its significance in U.S. jurisprudence.

Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer

9. Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer

The Constitution places restrictions on all branches of the government. In this lesson we will learn how the Supreme Court's ruling in ''Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyer'' had an impact on the president's power.

Beauharnais v. Illinois: Summary & Dissent

10. Beauharnais v. Illinois: Summary & Dissent

Free speech has its limits. In this lesson, you will learn how the decision in ''Beauharnais v. Illinois'' helped set those limits for offensive and harmful speech.

Zorach v. Clauson: Case Brief & Decision

11. Zorach v. Clauson: Case Brief & Decision

Religious freedom prevents the government from establishing a religion. Does that mean the government has no involvement with religion? This lesson explains how the Supreme Court's decision in ''Zorach v. Clauson'' helped answer that question.

Hernandez v. Texas: Summary & Significance

12. Hernandez v. Texas: Summary & Significance

Many times a law does not discriminate based on race, but how the law is applied does. In this lesson, we will learn how the Supreme Court dealt with that issue in ''Hernandez v. Texas''.

Bolling v. Sharpe: Summary & Decision

13. Bolling v. Sharpe: Summary & Decision

Schools in America were not always integrated. It took several decades, and more than one landmark court case, for this to happen. This lesson will summarize the case of Bolling v. Sharpe, one of these landmark cases.

Berman v. Parker: Summary & Ruling

14. Berman v. Parker: Summary & Ruling

The Constitution allows the taking of private land if it's used for public use. In this lesson, we will examine the Berman v. Parker case and learn what is meant by public use and how it can be achieved.

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