55 minutes | Aug 25, 2020

Landmark Cases Lightning Round

In the spring, the National Constitution Center hosted a series of online constitutional classes where students, teachers, parents, and learners of all ages joined in constitutional discussions with scholars from the National Constitution Center and guest speakers. As we gear up for more classes starting on August 31st, we’re sharing one of our favorite lectures from spring 2020 on today’s episode. Center President Jeffrey Rosen reviews 15 of the most important Supreme Court cases in American history in this lecture, which was given with high school students taking AP Government in mind but is great for learners of all ages! Jeff was joined by the Center’s Chief Learning Officer Kerry Sautner and by Stefanie Sanford from the College Board. Here's the list of cases covered in this episode: McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) United States v. Lopez (1995) Engle v. Vitale (1962) Wisconsin v. Yoder (1972) Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969) New York Times Co. v. Sullivan (1964) Schenk v. United States (1919) Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) Roe v. Wade (1973) McDonald v. Chicago (2010) Brown v. Board of Education (1954) Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010) Baker v. Carr (1962) Shaw v. Reno (1993) Marbury v. Madison (1803) Our schedule of constitutional classes for the 2020-2021 school year, which will begin on August 31, is now available online: https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/online-civic-learning-opportunities. Check out all of our online educational resources: https://constitutioncenter.org/learn. Questions or comments about the show? Email us at podcast@constitutioncenter.org.
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