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Student Review Reading for SS.7.C.3.12
Analyze the significance and outcomes of landmark Supreme Court cases including, but not limited to, Marbury v. Madison, Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, Gideon v. Wainwright, Miranda v. Arizona, In re Gault, Tinker v. Des Moines, Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, United States v. Nixon, and Bush v. Gore.
- Students will use primary sources to assess the significance of these U.S. Supreme Court cases.
- Students will evaluate how these U.S. Supreme Court cases have had an impact on society.
- Students will recognize and/or apply constitutional principles and/or rights in relation to the relevant U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
Example One (Low Complexity)
In which case did the U.S. Supreme Court rule that the Florida Supreme Court's plan for recounting ballots violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?
A. Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier (1988)
B. Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)
C. U.S. v. Nixon (1974)
D. Bush v. Gore (2000)
Example Two (Moderate Complexity)
Which was an outcome of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education (1954)?
A. Administrators may limit the content of students publications.
B. Public school districts that segregate deny equal protection.
C. Students have a reduced expectation of privacy in school.
D. Criminal defendants have the right to an attorney.
Example Three (High Complexity)
What lessons did future U.S. leaders learn from the 1974 U.S. Supreme Court case United States v. Nixon?
A. The president is accountable for obeying the law.
B. The president is responsible for enforcing the law.
C. The president is not allowed to hold secret talks with foreign governments.
D. The president is not allowed to have private meetings with Cabinet members.
C.3.12 - Vocabulary