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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 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 8 Supreme Court Cases
Supreme court ruling that said segregation was legal:
  1. Jim Crow laws
  2. Plessy vs Ferguson
  3. Brown vs Board of Education
  4. social gospel
Grade 8 Supreme Court Cases
What did the case of Marbury v. Madison establish?
  1. Judicial review
  2. The Supreme Court
  3. Equality
  4. Congress
Grade 8 Supreme Court Cases
Judicial Review
  1. Gibbons vs Odgen
  2. Roe vs Wade
  3. McCulloch vs Maryland
  4. Marbury vs Madison
Grade 8 Supreme Court Cases
In 1819, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of McCullough v. Maryland that
  1. all federal laws must also win the approval of state legislatures.
  2. states had no power to interfere with federal institutions.
  3. the federal government cannot pass a law that violates a state law.
  4. states had the power to levy taxes on federal banks.
Grade 8 Supreme Court Cases
In Dred Scott versus Sandford, the Supreme Court
  1. considered the case of a slave who sued for freedom after his master took him to the free territory of Wisconsin.
  2. ruled against Scott on the basis that a slave was not a citizen and had no rights.
  3. argued that under the Fifth Amendment, Congress had no right to deprive citizens of their property (slaves) anywhere within the US.
  4. all of the above.
Grade 8 Supreme Court Cases
What did Dred Scott do that made him famous?
  1. He escaped
  2. He sued the government for his freedom
  3. He was African American
  4. He fought in the Civil War
Grade 8 Supreme Court Cases
Taxing Federal Banks
  1. Gibbons vs Odgen
  2. Roe vs Wade
  3. McCulloch vs Maryland
  4. Marbury vs Madison
Grade 8 Supreme Court Cases
Interstate Commerce
  1. Gibbons vs Odgen
  2. Roe vs Wade
  3. McCulloch vs Maryland
  4. Marbury vs Madison
Grade 8 Supreme Court Cases
How did the case of Dartmouth College v. Woodward help to promote capitalism?
  1. The Supreme Court ruled that states could not pass tax laws that violated federal tax laws.
  2. The Supreme Court ruled that only the states could regulate interstate commerce.
  3. The Supreme Court ruling in this case protected private contracts.
  4. The Supreme Court ruled that states could not tax branches of the National Bank.
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