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Supreme Court Decisions That Changed The Nation: Roe Vs. Wade

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Provides an overview of the landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. The Court held that a woman's right to an abortion is determined by her current trimester of pregnancy. The case prompted a national debate that continues today about issues including whether (and/or to what extent) abortion should be legal, who should decide the legality of abortion, and what methods the Supreme Court should use in constitutional adjudication.

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Black and white illustration of a man, woman, and toddler seated at a dining table with food, flowers and table settings. Caption. So, from 1840, there was a campaign to outlaw abortion.
Supreme Court Decisions That Changed The Nation
Episode 1
16 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of Abraham Lincoln wearing white speaking from an outdoor podium to a crowd around him. An 1850s U, S flag is nearby. Caption. Male as narrator. In the following debates with Douglas, Lincoln came closer.
Supreme Court Decisions That Changed The Nation
Episode 2
15 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Supreme Court Decisions That Changed The Nation
Episode 3
12 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Supreme Court Decisions That Changed The Nation
Episode 4
16 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Supreme Court Decisions That Changed The Nation
Episode 5
11 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12