Ch 53: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Political Documents & Landmark Cases

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Let us help you review political documents and landmark court cases in U.S. history with our helpful video lessons. These lessons will serve as useful study guides when preparing for the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 Exam.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Political Documents & Landmark Cases - Chapter Summary

This chapter will help you prepare for the TExES Core Subjects Grades 4-8 Exam by going over necessary facts about important political documents and landmark Supreme Court cases in American history. The chapter is divided up into separate video lessons, each of which is dedicated to a specific topic you may need to know for the exam. The topics you'll find discussed in this chapter are:

  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The Constitution
  • The Bill of Rights
  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Schenck and Bakke
  • Gideon v. Wainwright
  • Miranda v. Arizona

Review each of these lessons and then use the chapter's practice quizzes to assess your understanding of some important facts. Use the timeline to measure your progress through the chapter and see what you've mastered. If you let us help you with your preparation, you'll find yourself with a much bigger advantage when you take the actual TExES Exam!

7 Lessons in Chapter 53: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Political Documents & Landmark Cases
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The Declaration of Independence: Summary & Analysis

1. The Declaration of Independence: Summary & Analysis

The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in U.S. History and led to the country's independence from Great Britain. In this lesson, we will review the main components of this important document.

The Constitution of the United States: Summary & Analysis

2. The Constitution of the United States: Summary & Analysis

The United States Constitution is one of the most important documents in history. In this lesson, we will summarize its components, including the preamble, articles, and its first ten amendments.

The Bill of Rights: Summary & Analysis

3. The Bill of Rights: Summary & Analysis

Why do Americans have certain freedoms? This lesson reviews the events leading to the Bill of Rights. It also summarizes each of the ten amendments and analyzes the importance of each one.

Plessy v. Ferguson: Impact & Summary

4. 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.

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.

Gideon v. Wainwright 1963: Summary, Facts & Decision

6. 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

7. 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.

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