The United States Supreme Court has enormous power to strike down federal laws and shape the working of the government. Its rulings touch on all aspects of American life, from workplace safety to education to the disputed Presidential election of 2000. - One of few series that covers a broad range of major events throughout U.S. history. - Primary source quotes are included. - Includes expanded subject coverage, subheadings, informative sidebars, glossary terms, timelines, and additional resources, as well as an attractive new design and dramatic photographs. - Core-curriculum subjects. Grades 5-8 Social Studies Standards Time, Continuity, and Change: II - Develop critical sensitivities such as empathy and skepticism regarding attitudes, values, and behaviors of people in different historical contexts. Individuals, Groups, and Institutions: V - Identify and analyze examples of tensions between belief systems and government policies and laws. Power, Authority & Governance: VI - Give examples and explain how governments attempt to achieve their stated ideals at home and abroad.