6.03 - English Iii - Segment Two - Honors

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Complete a chart showing how the First Amendment impacted a landmark Supreme Court Case. You will explain what the case was about and identify two current cases relating to this amendment. Amendment I Freedoms, Petitions, Assembly Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Which landmark case will you use to as your primary example? Visit the Bill of Rights Institute Landmark Supreme Court Cases or do a quick web search to find a case. Note: use search terms like "landmark cases amendment 1" Brown vs. Board of Education What is the landmark case about and how was this amendment upheld? Respond in three to four complete sentences. A landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896, which allowed state-sponsored segregation, seeing that it is applied to public education. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Warren Court’s unified decision stated that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” As a result, the jure racial segregation was ruled a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. This ruling created a way for union and was a large victory of the civil rights movement. List two current court cases relating to this amendment. Do a web search for current court cases. Note: These cases must be from the last five years. John Doe #1 v. Reed (2010) The Supreme Court ruled that the government’s admission of the names of voters who signed an election petition did not violate

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