Baker v. Carr Primary Sources Case Pack

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Street Law’s Primary Sources Case Packs help educators teach about landmark Supreme Court cases using primary sources from the Library of Congress.

This case pack is about the 1962 case of Baker v. Carr, which asked: Do federal courts have the power to decide cases about the apportionment of population into state legislative districts?

This high-school-level case pack includes a summary of the case, three primary source-based activities, and an inquiry-based task. An answer key is included.

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This resource was developed with support from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Partner Program. (Content created and featured in partnership with the TPS program does not indicate an endorsement by the Library of Congress.)

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