Landmark Supreme Court Cases

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Today you will be researching three landmark Supreme Court cases. Use this page to navigate through different online resources you will need to answer the questions on your worksheet.

In addition to these online resources, you can find information in your textbook on pages 718-723.


Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

This case dealt with the idea of "separate but equal" facilities and whether or not this principle was Constitutional.

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Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

This case revisits the principle of "separate but equal."

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Regents of University of California v. Bakke (1978)

This case deals with affirmative action and whether or not it is an effective policy.

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