Texas v. Johnson (1989)

This Texas v. Johnson (1989) handout & reference also includes:

Is burning an American flag protected under the First Amendment right to freedom of speech? Take a look at how Supreme Court justices interpreted this question, and discuss the merits of each of their arguments posed in Texas v. Johnson.

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Instructional Ideas

  • This is an excellent resource to supplement your study of the First Amendment or of the differences between the majority and dissenting opinions in a Supreme Court case
  • To engage students as an anticipatory set, pose the guiding question of this resource to your students prior to handing out the worksheet
Pros

  • Well-organized and straightforward informational text
  • Includes answer key
Cons

  • None