Project #196424 - government

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Due By (Pacific Time) 08/19/2017 12:00 am


AP Government and Politics 2017-18 Summer Assignment Mr. Chopko Part 1: Use the internet to research and read about each of the following major US Supreme Court cases.

DO NOT cut and paste! For each of the following write a short paragraph which includes the following:

What were the details and circumstances behind the case?

What was it actually about?

What was the “Constitutional Question” about the case?

Why was it important?

Summarize the Supreme Court’s final decision.

McCullough v. Maryland, 1819

Gibbons v. Ogden 1824

Plessy v. Ferguson 1896

Korematsu v. US, 1944

Brown v. Board of Education,1954 

Mapp v. Ohio, 1961

Engle v. Vitale, 1962

Gideon v. Wainwright, 1963

Miranda v. Arizona, 1966

Tinker v. Des Moines, 1969

Roe v. Wade, 1973

US v. Nixon, 1974

Regents of California v. Bakke, 1978

Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeir, 1988

US v. Lopez, 1995

Bush v. Gore 2000

These court cases each represent different aspects of government and are likely to show up on the AP Examination. There will be an open notes test on the first day of school.

Part 2: Create a Current Events Journal about national political issues. Summarize at least 10 electronic news articles about events which happen over the summer related to the Federal Government. Include the name of the publication and date. You must use at least 5 different media sources to accumulate your 10 articles. 


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