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Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education

http://americanhistory.si.edu/brown/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education marked a turning point in the history of race relations in the United States. On May 17, 1954, the Court stripped away constitutional sanctions for segregation by race, and made equal opportunity in education the law of the land. Brown v. Board of Education reached the Supreme Court through the fearless efforts of lawyers, community activists, parents, and students. Their struggle to fulfill the American dream set in motion sweeping changes in American society, and redefined the nation's ideals. This Smithsonian Exhibit tells the story. Standards 8.11.5, 11.10.2, 12.5.4, 12.7.1, and 12.7.5

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2748

Supreme Court

http://supreme.usatoday.findlaw.com/supreme_court/caseindex.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: USA Today provides summaries of current Supreme Court activity as well as an archive of recent decisions organized by constitutional relevancy. Standards 11.10.2, 12.5.1, 12.5.3, and 12.5.4

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2886

Supreme Court: Loving v. Virginia (1967)

http://www.oyez.org/oyez/resource/case/214/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The landmark Supreme Court case of Loving v. Virginia (1967) declared anti-miscegenation laws (laws banning interracial marriages) to be unconstitutional. The Court unanimously held that prohibiting and punishing marriage based on racial qualifications violated the equal protection and due process clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. For discussion questions see http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/pdf/unloving_v_virginia.pdf Standards 11.10.2 and 12.5.4

Comments: This is an important topic for discussion when learning about the Civil Rights Movement.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3579

The Court and Basic Rights

http://www.historyofsupremecourt.org/history/basicrights/overview-essay.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The great freedoms enshrined in the First Amendment--freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to assemble and freedom to petition--are basic to life in the United States. Whenever the Supreme Court makes a decision that touches these fundamental freedoms, it touches all of us, often very deeply. This article provides a brief history of the evolution of those rights through Supreme Court decisions. Standard 12.5.1

Comments: This is part of the History of the Supreme Court site.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3794

The Court and Gender

http://www.historyofsupremecourt.org/history/gender/opener.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Much of American history is the story of women struggling to gain full equality and/or equity with males in law and in life. Women are not mentioned in the U. S. Constitution, and until 1920 woman were not allowed to vote in national elections. The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution protected voting for African-American males as U. S. citizens but not for female citizens, white or black. For the first 150 years of U. S. history, women were treated in law and by the Supreme Court as inferior to men and as so fundamentally different from men that they required protection in the workplace and the family. This article summarizes that history. Standards 11.5.4, 11.10.7, and 12.5.1

Comments: This is part of the History of the Supreme Court site.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3795

U.S. Supreme Court in the News

http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/issues/issue_scotus.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This University of Pittsburg Law School site links to news storeis about the court in all the major press. It is a great way to keep up on current cases as well as recent decisions. Standard 12.5 general

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3265

Watergate: The Scandal that Brought Down Richard Nixon

http://watergate.info/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site gives an introduction to what Watergate was and how the term is used today. There are speeches and a biography of Nixon embedded with more links to speeches. Also included are the first Washington Post articles on the Watergate story, a timeline, Nixon's resignation speech, and Ford's pardon. Standards 11.11.4 and 12.5.3

Comments: This site was developed by educator Malcolm Farnsworth (Loreto Mandeville Catholic School) and has received several awards. However, it has advertisements for books and it cost $10 to ask the author a question.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3422

Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena

http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/93-1841.ZS.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Read the landmark decision from the Supreme Court on women and minorities failure to break through discrimination in the workplace. Standards 11.10.2 and 12.5.4

Comments: This case is referenced in the standards and framework.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 84

Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1954brown.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: The US Supreme court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka overturned Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), in which the Supreme Court had allowed held racial segregation in public places, including schools, as long as they provided "separate but equal " facilities. The equalizing aspects of the 14th Amendment to the constitution - with its insistence that all were equal before the law and government - was systematically gutted of any real effect by large parts of the American government at all levels. Standards 11.10.2 and 12.5.4

Comments: This is part of the Modern History Sourcebooks site of Paul Halsall at Fordham University.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 458

Miranda v. Arizona

http://www.tourolaw.edu/patch/Miranda/

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Read the Supreme Court's landmark decision on due process. Standard 12.5.4

Comments: This case is referenced in the standards and framework.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2174

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