Roe vs Wade
It can be argued that the most important and influential branch of the federal government in the 20th century was the Supreme Court.
Your assignment for this worksheet is to research one (1) of the following Supreme Court cases by reading the primary sources related to the case you choose to research:
• Brown vs. Board of Education (1954)
• Gideon vs. Wainright (1963)
• Miranda vs. Arizona (1966)
• Tinker vs. Des Moines (1969)
• Roe vs. Wade (1973)
• United States vs. Nixon (1974)
• Regents of the U. of California vs. Bakke (1978)
• New Jersey vs. T.L.O. (1985)
• Hazlewood vs. Kuhlmeier (1988)
• Texas vs. Johnson (1989)
The following website contains extensive primary source material related to each of the above-named cases: http://www.streetlaw.org/en/Landmark/Cases (**Note: the primary sources are found under the heading “Decision” after you click on the case you have chosen to research.)
You can also research these cases by visiting the home page of the Supreme Court and searching for the documents related to the case you have chosen: http://www.supremecourt.gov/
After you have researched the case by reading both the background material and the primary sources, write a full essay in which you discuss the key issues involved in the case, the decision of the Court and the reasons offered by the judges for the majority opinion, and the long-term impact of the decision on American culture and society.