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Ch 44: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Political Documents & Landmark Cases

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Ensure you're ready for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam by using this chapter to review important political documents and landmark cases. Our lessons and quizzes will help you understand these facets of the legal system.

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Political Documents & Landmark Cases - Chapter Summary

Build your understanding of the political documents and landmark cases of the U.S. legal system as you prepare for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam. This chapter gives you the chance to specifically study:

  • Important components of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution
  • The history of the Bill of Rights and the Emancipation Proclamation
  • The cases of Plessy v. Ferguson, Gideon v. Wainwright and Miranda v. Arizona
  • Two major Supreme Court cases

You can study this legal information at your own pace with our short, engaging lessons. We provide self-assessment quizzes to ensure that you understand each case and the importance of the documents. Additionally, if you have any questions you can contact our historical and political instructors for assistance.

8 Lessons in Chapter 44: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: 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.

Emancipation Proclamation: Summary & Analysis

4. Emancipation Proclamation: Summary & Analysis

In this lesson, we will discuss the background of the Civil War and the role of slavery. We will then define the Emancipation Proclamation, summarize its key points, and then analyze the effects that it had on the Civil War and the United States.

Plessy v. Ferguson: Impact & Summary

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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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