Ch 11: Supreme Court Cases 1960-1963

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Excel on an upcoming test, assignment or project that covers Supreme Court cases from 1960 to 1963 with help from this entertaining chapter. Bite-sized lessons and multiple-choice quizzes can enhance your knowledge of these cases in a short period of time.

Supreme Court Cases 1960-1963 - Chapter Summary

If you are looking for a resource that can ensure you know all about Supreme Court cases from 1960 to 1963, you've reached the right place! This chapter offers summaries, facts and ruling details about cases like Flemming v. Nestor, Burton v. Wilmington Parking Authority, Braunfeld v. Brown and Torcaso v. Watkins. Short quizzes and the practice exam in this chapter make it easy to find out how well you understand these cases. Feel free to reach out to our experts to clarify case details you don't fully understand. Enjoy 24/7 access to this chapter via any computer, smartphone or tablet. Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the case and important facts about Dusky v. United States
  • Summarize and explain the significance of Boynton v. Virginia and Monroe v. Pape
  • Give a summary of Gomillion v. Lightfoot and McGowan v. Maryland
  • Explain facts in Poe v. Ullman and Marcus v. Search Warrant
  • Provide the case summary and decision of Hoyt v. Florida
  • Offer a summary and explain the ruling of Abington School District v. Schempp 1963
  • Share the decision and significance of Sherbert v. Verner

12 Lessons in Chapter 11: Supreme Court Cases 1960-1963
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Dusky v. United States: Case, Summary & Facts

1. Dusky v. United States: Case, Summary & Facts

Before a defendant can be convicted of a crime, he or she must be competent to stand trial. In this lesson we will look at the standards the Supreme Court set to determine competency.

Flemming v. Nestor: Case & Ruling

2. Flemming v. Nestor: Case & Ruling

The Social Security Act guarantees payments to all retired persons in the United States. In this lesson, we will look at the constitutionality of a law denying payments to those deported for political reasons.

Boynton v. Virginia: Summary & Significance

3. Boynton v. Virginia: Summary & Significance

In this lesson, we will learn how the Supreme Court in ''Boyton v. Virginia'' was able to apply a federal anti-discrimination statute to a private business, that operated exclusively within its home state.

Monroe v. Pape: Case Summary & Significance

4. Monroe v. Pape: Case Summary & Significance

The law protects government officials from being sued for performing their duties, but there are exceptions. In this lesson we will learn how the Supreme Court's decision in ''Monroe v. Pape'' affected that right to sue.

Burton v. Wilmington Parking Authority

5. Burton v. Wilmington Parking Authority

The rights in the US Constitution protect us from government infringement on those rights. In this lesson, we will learn how the Supreme Court dealt with discrimination by a private company.

McGowan v. Maryland: Summary & Decision

6. McGowan v. Maryland: Summary & Decision

The First Amendment prevents the government from establishing a religion. In this lesson, we will see how the Supreme Court applied the amendment to a law prohibiting commercial activity on Sunday.

Braunfeld v. Brown: Summary & Facts

7. Braunfeld v. Brown: Summary & Facts

The First Amendment protects us from our government setting up or favoring a religion. In this lesson, we will see if that extends to laws regulating local commerce.

Torcaso v. Watkins: Summary, Verdict & Facts

8. Torcaso v. Watkins: Summary, Verdict & Facts

American citizens have religious freedom. In this lesson, we'll take a look and the ''Torcaso v. Watkins'' case, and you'll learn how the Supreme Court ruled on whether people have a right to not engage in religion.

Poe v. Ullman: Case Summary & Dissent

9. Poe v. Ullman: Case Summary & Dissent

In this lesson, the case of Poe v. Ullman will be summarized. Additionally, the dissent in this case will be discussed. Upon completion, the reader should have a strong knowledge of this case and its importance.

Hoyt v. Florida: Case Summary & Decision

10. Hoyt v. Florida: Case Summary & Decision

This lesson will explore the case of ''Hoyt v. Florida'', a case where a woman was convicted of killing her husband, by a jury of men only. Upon completion, the reader should have a strong knowledge of this case and its reasoning.

Abington School District v. Schempp 1963: Summary & Ruling

11. Abington School District v. Schempp 1963: Summary & Ruling

The First Amendment prohibits the government from establishing a religion. But what is establishing a religion? In this lesson we will learn how the Supreme Court in ''Abington v. Schempp'' established a test to help answer that question.

Sherbert v. Verner: Summary, Decision & Significance

12. Sherbert v. Verner: Summary, Decision & Significance

Religious freedom is a closely held right for many Americans, but that right often clashes with legitimate governmental functions. In this lesson, we will learn how the Supreme Court dealt with that issue in ''Sherbert v. Verner''.

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