Lesson 22: How Does the U.S. Supreme Court Determine the Meaning of the Words in the Constitution?
Some parts of the Constitution are clear and easy to understand. Other parts are much more difficult. What is the best way to decide what the Constitution means? In this lesson, you will learn about some of the more common approaches the U.S. Supreme Court has used to decide what the Constitution means.
We the People
Center for Civic Education
Common Core Standards
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.6 - Author's Purpose, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument
Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Levels
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