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    10 Top Trials 10 Top Trials Presentation Transcript

    • 10 Top Trials/Court Cases 17 th Century – 20 th Century www.supremecourtus.gov/
    • (Way) Back in the day…
      • 1637 – Anne Hutchinson
      • 1692 – Salem Witch Trials
      ladyofspiders.wordpress.com/2007/10/21/ Not Fun
    • Why could I not find any for the 18 th Century?!
      • The Colonists probably tried to bring up some grievances w/ the British in their own court system before the heated years of the Revolutionary War
    • Early 1800’s
      • 1803 -- Marbury v. Madison
      • 1824 – Gibbons v. Ogden
          • Federal over state
      pro.corbis.com/search/Enlargement.aspx?CID =is...
    • Savages! (you know I’m kidding)
      • 1832 – Worcester v. Georgia
          • Only the US, not the individual, not the state, can steal Indian land / decide their fate.
      US: 15 Indians: 0 www.restorationhardware.com/rh/catalog/produc ...
    • 18-right here-00’s
      • 1857 – Dred Scott Case
      Whites: 8 Blacks: 0
    • Halfway there!
      • 1896 – Plessy v. Ferguson
          • Williams v. Mississippi facilitate Jim Crow laws
          • Later reversed in Brown v. Board of Education
      Whites: 20 Blacks: still 0
    • During WWI
      • 1919 - Schenck v. United States
          • So speech isn’t really free
      Speech! I no like da war….
    • Roaring ’20s
      • 1925 – Scopes Trial
          • Who needs religion when we have rag-time and flappers anyways? And don’t forget the monkeys.
      sternbears.blogspot.com/2008/03/hi-bears-here...
    • (Not so) Back in the day
      • 1951 – Rosenberg Case
          • Much like Sacco and Vanzetti
      splinteredsunrise.wordpress.com /.../ Yup, That’s 10, remember them. -this message was brought to you by Kim Kneeland Afraid of “Commi”s eh?