Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

by Daniel E. Brannen, Richard Clay Hanes, Rebecca Valentine
     
 

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This five-volume resource provides exciting details on key events, people and outcomes of approximately 200 major Supreme Court decisions that had a significant impact on American society. Cases are arranged by topic, introduced with an overview essay. Entries are three to five pages in length, and describe the events leading up to the case, key moments in the…  See more details below

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This five-volume resource provides exciting details on key events, people and outcomes of approximately 200 major Supreme Court decisions that had a significant impact on American society. Cases are arranged by topic, introduced with an overview essay. Entries are three to five pages in length, and describe the events leading up to the case, key moments in the proceedings and the Supreme Court's decision, including its contemporary relevance. Also featured are helpful callout boxes providing significant court details and sidebars highlighting court justices, key court figures or important facts about the amendment or part of the Constitution being argued.

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"In this remarkable four-volume set geared to middle school users, Brannen and Hanes profile approximately 150 Supreme Court decisions handed down between 1803 and 2000. These are decisions that have had a significant impact on the legal, political, and social affairs of the nation. ... This set is unique in tha the authors make court decisions and their impact understandable to younger readers. It is highly recommended for all middle schools as well as high schools in the United States. The work should also be found in public libraries of all sizes. Community college libraries should give serious consideration to purchase the set as well."

-- ARBA (2002)

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ISBN-13:
9781414486598
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
06/28/2011

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