Discuss the importance of one of these cases. Start by describing the facts of the case. Then discuss the case’s historical importance – both at the time of the decision and within the context of American history after the decision had been handed down.

Marbury vs. Madison (1803)
McCulloch vs. Maryland (1819)
Dred Scott vs. Sandford (1857)
Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896)
Lochner vs. New York (1905)
Brown vs. Board of Education (1954)
Engel vs. Vitale (1962)
Miranda vs. Arizona (1966)
Roe vs. Wade (1973)
Bakke vs. California Board of Regents (1978)
Kelo vs. New London (2005)