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COURT CASE/POLICY GUIDED QUESTIONS STUDENTS NOTES

Dred Scott V. Sandford Why do you think that the Supreme


Court ruled against Dredd Scott?

What were the consequences for


Scott and other African Americans
during this time.

What is the significance of the court


ruling? How does the ruling define
race in America at this time?

Plessy V. Ferguson What does this court case tell you


about race relations in America at
this time?

In your own words, define separate


but equal.

What is important about the


outcome of the Plessy v. Ferguson
court ruling?

If you had to describe yourself as a


fraction, could you? What would you
be?
COURT CASE/POLICY GUIDED QUESTIONS STUDENTS NOTES
Brown V. Board of Education What do you think the implications
were for segregated schools after the
ruling of the Brown v. Board of
Education case? Did they change? Did
the schools close?

Do you think public schools were able


to facilitate all students and enforce
equal education after the court ruling
of Brown v. Board of Education?

What problems or concerns do you


think students faced in school in
1955?

What would public education look


like today if the Supreme Court had
not ruled in favor of Brown?
Regents of the University of California V. Bakke What was the significance of the
Supreme Court’s decision in the case
of Regents of the University of
California v. Bakke?

What does this court case imply


about affirmative action?

What would you do in Allan Bakke’s


situation?

Do you think there are affirmative


action policies still in practice today?
COURT CASE/POLICY GUIDED QUESTIONS STUDENTS NOTES
California Proposition 209 How did proposition 209 change
employment and educational
opportunities for people in
California?

Do you think proposition 209 benefits


or hurts minorities? Explain your
answer.

How has proposition 209 shaped


California into what we can see
today?

Do you support or oppose this


proposition?