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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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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