Brown v. Board of Education

AP US Government and Politics

Prediction

  1. What is the significance of Brown v. Board of Education?

  2. Use Brown v. Board of Education in a sentence:

  3. Describe an connection to Brown v. Board of Education in current events:

  4. Find an image of Brown v. Board of Education:

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Definition

Brown v. Board of Education was a 1954 landmark Supreme Court case that overturned the doctrine of separate but equal. In a unanimous ruling the Supreme Court ruled that segrEgation of public schools was unconstitutional, thus beginning the integration of public schools.

Sentence

At the time of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, 17 southern and border states, along with the District of Columbia, required their public schools to be racially segregated.

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Questions

  1. What Supreme Court case was overturned by the ruling in Brown v. Board?

  2. What was the most significant consequence of the ruling in Brown v. Board?

  3. In what was has the ruling in Brown v. Board impacted you and your education?

  4. How different would the U.S. be without the Brown ruling?

  5. Describe how integrated your school is today.

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