Civil Liberties And The U.S. Supreme Court Worksheet

Complete the Civil Liberties and the U.S. Supreme Court Worksheet. Note that the worksheet lists word minimums; it also strangely says justices are elected but you have learned this week that that is not true, instead justices are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

Include a reference list in APA formatDo not use Wikipedia, Quora, Yahoo Questions or other crowdsourced websites as references.

Part I:

Research and respond to the following 5 U.S. Supreme Court questions. Use academically appropriate websites for your research, and cite your sources. Each response should include at least 50 words, and you are encouraged to incorporate this week’s vocabulary terms into your responses.

How was the Supreme Court formed?

What powers are granted to the Supreme Court?

How does someone get elected to the Supreme Court?

What are the roles and responsibilities of the Supreme Court?

How does the Supreme Court interact with the other 2 U.S. government branches? Consider the concept of checks and balances.

Part II:

Research the following Supreme Court cases:

Brown v. Board of Education

Roe v. Wade

United States v. Nixon

As you review these cases, consider their impact on civil liberties. Answer each of the 3 questions below separately for each case in a minimum of 50 words. Use academically appropriate websites for your research, and cite your sources. You are encouraged to incorporate this week’s vocabulary terms into your responses.

What was the case about?

What did the Supreme Court decide?

How did that decision affect American society?