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Landmark Supreme Court Cases (Grade 10)

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Landmark Supreme Court Cases

Marbury v. Madison established the Supreme Court's power of judicial review.
  1. True
  2. False
What is "judicial review"?

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
In Dred Scott v. Sandford, it was determined that slaves who had lived in free states could become citizens of the United States.
  1. True
  2. False
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
Despite the ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson, facilities for minorities were usually not equal.
  1. True
  2. False
The ruling in Korematsu v. United States declared that placing Japanese Americans in internment camps during World War II was unconstitutional.
  1. True
  2. False
The ruling in Korematsu v. United States was struck down in the majority opinion of the case Trump v. Hawaii.
  1. True
  2. False
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
According to the ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, school segregation violated what part of the 14th Amendment?

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.
The ruling in Roe v. Wade determined that abortion was legal in the United States under which constitutional amendment?
  1. 23rd
  2. 19th
  3. 12th
  4. 4th
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
Obergefell v. Hodges legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
  1. True
  2. False

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