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History of the Supreme Court (Grade 6)

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History of the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court was created in 1789 as part of the Fourth Amendment in the Bill of Rights.
  1. True
  2. False
Article III of the Constitution does not say how many justices there should be in the Supreme Court.
  1. True
  2. False
What is the head of the Supreme Court's title?
  1. Prime Judge
  2. Magistrate
  3. Chief Justice
  4. Senior Barrister
What is "judicial review"?

The number of Supreme Court Justices has not changed since it was set by the Judiciary Act of 1789.
  1. True
  2. False
Picked by George Washington,                  was the first Chief Justice.
  1. John Jay
  2. Aaron Burr
  3. James Madison
  4. Thomas Jefferson
In 1805, Samuel Chase became the only Supreme Court Justice to be impeached.
  1. True
  2. False
William Howard Taft was the only person to have been both President of the United States and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
  1. True
  2. False
The Judiciary Act of                 set the number of justices on the Supreme Court to nine.
  1. 1789
  2. 1793
  3. 1869
  4. 1925
In 1937, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was able to increase the size of the Supreme Court to twelve justices.
  1. True
  2. False
In 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American to sit on the Supreme Court.
  1. True
  2. False
Anyone can be nominated to serve on the Supreme Court.
  1. True
  2. False
Only twelve nominees to the Supreme Court have been rejected by the Senate.
  1. True
  2. False
Senate rules changed in 2017 that allowed the filibuster to be used to block votes on Supreme Court nominees.
  1. True
  2. False
The Supreme Court generally hears between 100 and 150 cases per year.
  1. True
  2. False

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