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Supreme Court Cases Questions - All Grades

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Grade 10 Supreme Court Cases
Grade 9 Supreme Court Cases
What year did the case of Plessy vs. Ferguson begin and end?
  1. 1825-1840
  2. 1890-1896
  3. 1890-1900
  4. None of the above
Grade 12 Supreme Court Cases
What was the most important result of Marshall's decision in McCulloch v. Maryland?
  1. It determined that the U.S. Constitution was a basic outline and allowed the government to do what was "necessary and proper" to conduct business.
  2. Most importantly it determined that banks should be established by the government.
  3. It determined the state law was supremem over U.S. law according to the "Supremacy Clause."
  4. It resulted in more banks in the U.S., therefore more economic stability.
Grade 12 Supreme Court Cases
Grade 3 Supreme Court Cases
The Supreme Court in the Dred Scott Case determined that all black people in the U.S.--free or slave--
  1. had to apply to be citizens
  2. were not and could never be citizens of the United States
  3. had to pay taxes at a higher rate the whites
  4. had the same rights as white citizens
Grade 10 Supreme Court Cases
Grade 8 Supreme Court Cases
Why was the Supreme Court's decision in the case Plessy v. Ferguson important?
  1. It granted citizenship to Native Americans.
  2. It supported segregation laws.
  3. It gave Congress the power to impeach the president.
  4. It struck down "separate but equal."
Grade 4 Supreme Court Cases
Why did Dred Scott not win his court case for his freedom?
  1. Because he had been a slave before being in a free state.
  2. Because he was married to a slave.
  3. Because he did not have a good lawyer.
  4. Because the courts said he was "property" and had no rights to freedom.
Grade 8 Supreme Court Cases
What was the Supreme Court's position in Plessy v. Ferguson?
  1. "Separate but equal" was unconstitutional.
  2. Only states that had seceded could require separate facilities.
  3. "Separate but equal" applied only to trains and buses.
  4. A law could require separate facilities, if all facilities were equal.
Grade 12 Supreme Court Cases
The Supreme Court case that upheld the notion that women were inferior or second class citizens.
  1. Plessy v Ferguson
  2. Bradwell v Illinois
  3. Roe v Wade
  4. Brown v Board of Education
Grade 9 Supreme Court Cases
The Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
  1. made it easier for African Americans to be admitted to college
  2. ended bible reading and prayer in public schools
  3. outlawed racial segregation in public schools
  4. legalized the teaching of evolution in public schools
Grade 11 Supreme Court Cases
The U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of Korematsu v. United States, ruled that the forced internment of Japanese residents and citizens
  1. violated the 14th Amendment and was thus unconstitutional
  2. applied only to Japanese visitors to the country
  3. was acceptable based on prevailing laws concerning racial segregation
  4. was illegal because only the states had the power to incarcerated citizens
  5. was an appropriate wartime measure in light of fears of Japanese espionage
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