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AP Gov Cases (Unit 3)


List of the six cases needed to know for Unit 3 of AP Government.
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AP Gov Cases (Unit 3)
  1. Barrons V. Baltimore (1833)
    1. Barron sued city, claiming that property had been damaged. Argued 5th Amend.
      1. Ruling: Bill of Rights does not apply to states, Only restricted the National Government.
      2. Gibbons V. Ogden (1824)
        1. Question on who should regulate after monopoly was granted to a private company.
          1. National Government wins, Has power to regulate interstate commerce.
            1. Interpreted the commerce clause for the first time, dramatically increased national power over the states.
            2. Gitlow V. New York (1925)
              1. Gitlow argued that state law was in violation of the free speech clause of the 1st Amendment
                1. Decided Bill of Rights did apply to states, Due Process clause of 14th Amendment guarantees application to the states.
                  1. States were not free to violate these rights.
                2. Heart of Atlanta Motel V. United States
                  1. Hotel owner refused to accept african american customers at hotel on the grounds that his business was intrastate.
                    1. Business served interstate travels, therefore was subject to conditions of Civil Rights Act of 1964.
                      1. Used the commerce clause to force private businesses to abide by the Civil RIghts Act.
                    2. McCulloch V. Maryland (1819)
                      1. State of Maryland argued that power to create bank was not among the delegated powers of Congress.
                        1. Dismissed charges, bank was constitutional due to implied power ('collect taxes, borrow money and regulate commerce')
                          1. Affirmed the Supremacy Clause- expanded power of the National Government.
                        2. United States V. Lopez (1995)
                          1. Convicted of violating the GFSZA, argued that congress did not have power to adopt GFSZA in the first place.
                            1. Supreme Court ruled that GFSZA was unconstitutional and overturned Lopez's conviction.
                              1. Case begins to restrict power of the National Gov't.
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