AP U.S. Government and Politics


  1. What do you think precedent means? Pro tip, I'm not talking about when a southerner says, "president."

  2. Use precedent in a sentence.

  3. Think of an example of precedent in current events:

  4. Find an image of precedent:

Fun Fact


Precedent: A decision made by a higher court such as a circuit court of appeals or the Supreme Court that is binding in all other federal courts. A legal decision or form of proceeding serving as an authoritative rule or pattern in future similar or analogous cases. any act, decision, or case that serves as a guide or justification for subsequent situations. 


The ruling in Brown v. Board set the precedent that legally, schools could no longer be segregated.


The Garland Precedent Should Not Stop Gorsuch



AP U.S. Government and Politics



  1. What is a famous precedent set by the Supreme Court?

  2. Can the US Supreme Court overturn a precedent?

  3. What is an example of the Supreme Court overturning precedent?

  4. If the Supreme Court sets a precedent involving a president, what do you call that?