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Majority Rules: New York v. United States (1992)

Resource ID#: 166438

Primary Type: Tutorial

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Learn the historical context for a landmark Supreme Court decision, New York v. United States,in this short interactive tutorial. This case dealt with federal laws regarding radioactive waste removal in the late 20th century. You'll have a chance to evaluate the case on your terms before seeing how the justices actually ruled. Enjoy!

General Information

Subject(s): Social Studies
Grade Level(s): 11
Intended Audience: Students
Suggested Technology: Computers for Students, Internet Connection
Instructional Time: 10 Minute(s)
Resource supports reading in content area: Yes
Keywords: tutorial, U.S. History, grade 11, Supreme Court, New York v. United States, states' rights, federalism, radioactive waste, nuclear waste, landmark case, 10th Amendment
Instructional Component Type(s): Tutorial Text Resource
Resource Collection: Social Studies - U.S. History Existing Student Tutorials

Aligned Standards

Name Description
SS.912.A.7.12: Analyze political, economic, and social concerns that emerged at the end of the 20th century and into the 21st century.
Examples may include, but are not limited to, AIDS, Green Revolution, outsourcing of jobs, global warming, human rights violations.

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 57-59. 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.