United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 17

Questions 14 – 17 refer to the excerpt below.

“We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.”

Chief Justice Earl Warren, writing the unanimous opinion of the United States Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 1954

The Brown decision reversed which of the following earlier decisions?

(A) Marbury v. Madison, which established the principle of judicial review
(B) Worcester v. Georgia, which established that the federal government rather than individual states had authority in American Indian affairs
(C) Dred Scott v. Sandford, which proclaimed that slaves could not be citizens
(D) Plessy v. Ferguson, which endorsed racial segregation laws

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