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5 Matching questions

  1. 1973- Roe v. Wade
  2. 1901- Insular Cases
  3. 1886- Wabash vs. Illinois
  4. Scopes-Monkey Trial
  5. 1857- Dred Scott v. Sanford
  1. a Declared state laws making abortions illegal to be unconstitutional while stating certain limits and conditions
  2. b A series of cases which asked "Does the Constitution and all of its rights automatically cover any person in territory which the U.S. acquires?" or "Does the Constitution follow the flag?" No.
  3. c Ruled that African Americans were not citizens (overturned the 14th amendment)
  4. d Overturned Munn and stated that state governments could not regulate interstate commerce. Only congress could do so. Impact: Congress forced to create Interstate Commerce Commission
  5. e Challenged the teaching of evolution in schools

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Court narrowly upheld 1st amendment right to Freedom of the press
    Ruled that government had not met the heavy burden or prior restraint i.e.e not made a strong enough case to stop publication of The Pentagon Papers on the grounds that national security would be hurt
  2. Declared 1875 Civil Rights Act unconstitutional
    14th amendment prohibited states from discrimination, not individual actions in the private sector such as in theaters, hotels, and restaurants
    Private discrimination was not a violation of the 13th amendment, prohibition against slavery and involuntary servitude
  3. Lottery tickets sold in Virginia
    South Carolina uses this case to expand rights of the supreme court to review all state supreme court decisions which impact the federal government
  4. Criticism of government is ok if true
  5. By 8-0 vote, court ruled that Nixon had to turn over the Watergate Tapes to the Special Prosecutor
    No president was above the law

5 True/False questions

  1. 1824- Gibbons v. OgdenStates may regulate only what is solely intrastate commerce


  2. 1944- Korematsu v. United StatesUpheld the power of the president in wartime to limit a group's civil liberties


  3. 1842- Commonwealth vs. HuntDeclared labor unions legal


  4. 1935- Schechter Poultry Corporation v. United StatesPlaced limits on the ability of Congress to delegate legislative powers to president
    Also restricted congressional powers to regulate commerce


  5. 1896- Plessy v. FergusonEstablished supreme court's right of judicial review- the right to determine the constitutionality of laws