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Supreme Court Landmark Case: Frontiero v. Richardson (1973)

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Learn more about the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision Frontiero v. Richardson. In this case, the Court considered the matter of a female Air Force officer who applied for benefits for her husband--and was denied. The Court's ruling touched on issues of gender and civil rights.

General Information

Subject(s): Social Studies
Grade Level(s): 11
Intended Audience: Students
Suggested Technology: Computers for Students, Internet Connection
Instructional Time: 5 Minute(s)
Resource supports reading in content area: Yes
Keywords: U.S. History, grade 11, Supreme Court, landmark case, gender discrimination, Frontiero v. Richardson, women's rights, civil rights, Justice William Brennan
Instructional Component Type(s): Text Resource Tutorial
Resource Collection: Social Studies - U.S. History Existing Student Tutorials

Aligned Standards

Name Description
SS.912.A.7.3: Examine the changing status of women in the United States from post-World War II to present.
Examples may include, but are not limited to, increased numbers of women in the workforce, Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Feminine Mystique, National Organization for Women, Roe v. Wade, Equal Rights Amendment, Title IX, Betty Freidan, Gloria Steinem, Phyllis Schlafly, Billie Jean King, feminism.

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the United States History End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the United States History End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 47-48. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.
SS.912.C.3.10: Evaluate the significance and outcomes of landmark Supreme Court cases.
Examples are Marbury v. Madison, Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, Gideon v. Wainwright, Miranda v. Arizona, Tinker v. Des Moines, Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, United States v. Nixon, Roe v. Wade, Bush v. Gore, Texas v. Johnson, Mapp v. Ohio, McCulloch v. Maryland, District of Columbia v. Heller.