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Ch 55: U.S. Supreme Court Landmark Cases

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Access these text and video lessons to learn about some of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark cases. As you work your way through this chapter, complete the brief quizzes that follow each lesson to gauge your comprehension of these cases, constitutional interpretations, and their impacts.

U.S. Supreme Court Landmark Cases - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll study different a few of the U.S. Supreme Court landmark cases, including Plessy v. Ferguson, Miranda v. Arizona, and Schenck & Bakke. You can also explore an interpretation of the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause. By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate understanding of various U.S. Supreme Court constitutional interpretations and amendments
  • Explore landmark cases based on constitutional articles and constitutional amendments
  • Examine the impact of Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Discuss the facts and significance of Miranda v. Arizona
  • Summarize Schenck and Bakke
  • Explain the interpretation of the equal protection clause
  • Identify the significance of Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board

These short and engaging lessons are designed to streamline your learning. You'll have access to practice quizzes and transcripts with each video. All lessons can be found in the Timeline, which you can use to access information quickly. You can check your progression through the lessons, chapters, or the whole course from your Dashboard.

8 Lessons in Chapter 55: U.S. Supreme Court Landmark Cases
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The U.S. Supreme Court's Constitutional Interpretations & Amendments

1. The U.S. Supreme Court's Constitutional Interpretations & Amendments

Throughout the course of US History, the Supreme Court's interpretations of constitutional amendments have changed. These changes often have a lasting impact for the daily life of American citizens.

Landmark Cases Based on Constitutional Articles

2. Landmark Cases Based on Constitutional Articles

This lesson will take a look at a collection of Supreme Court cases that have shaped how the Court has settled conflicts between different levels of government. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

Landmark Cases Based on Constitutional Amendments

3. Landmark Cases Based on Constitutional Amendments

The following lesson will cover a set of landmark Supreme Court decisions that serve to protect the rights of citizens given to us through our Constitution's amendments. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

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.

Miranda v. Arizona: Summary, Facts & Significance

5. 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.

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.

Interpretation of the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause

7. Interpretation of the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause

The Constitution and amendments are intentionally written with ambiguity, so they can be applied as needed and not solely be prescriptive. In this lesson, we'll learn how ambiguous some clauses are, like the 14th amendment's equal protection clause.

Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board: Summary & Significance

8. Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board: Summary & Significance

The presidential election of 2000 was, in many ways, a first for U.S. politics. In this lesson, we'll discuss just one of the cases that was part of the infamous road to victory: Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board.

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