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Grade 10 Supreme Court Cases
What was the decision in the case Plessy v. Ferguson?
  1. Poll taxes violated the Civil Rights Act
  2. School desegregation was unconstitutional
  3. Racial segregation in public facilities was legal
  4. Police must advise individuals being taken into custody that they have a right to remain silent
Grade 10 Supreme Court Cases
Which case determined that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional?
  1. Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County
  2. Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education
  3. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
  4. NAACP v. Alabama
Grade 10 Supreme Court Cases
What was the decision in the case Plessy v. Ferguson?
  1. poll taxes violated the Civil Rights Act
  2. school desegregation was unconstitutional
  3. racial segregation in public facilities was legal
  4. police must advise individuals being taken into custody that they have a right to remain silent
Grade 10 Supreme Court Cases
What did the ruling of Gideon v. Wainwright determine?
  1. Defendants in criminal cases have the right to an attorney even if they could not afford one.
  2. Police must inform individuals being taken into custody of their right to remain silent.
  3. There is no limit on the amount of money corporations can spend on elections.
  4. Laws banning interracial marriages were not constitutional.
Grade 10 Supreme Court Cases
Which case determined that bans on interracial marriages were unconstitutional?
  1. Shelby County v. Holder
  2. Obergefell v. Hodges
  3. Miranda v. Arizona
  4. Loving v. Virginia
Grade 10 Supreme Court Cases
Which case determined that states did not have the right to supersede federal laws?
  1. McCulloch v. Maryland
  2. United States v. Nixon
  3. Miranda v. Arizona
  4. Loving v. Virginia
Grade 10 Supreme Court Cases
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 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 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
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