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Bell Ringer: The Events Leading to New York Times v. United States

The Events Leading to New York Times v. United States

In discussing the landmark Supreme Court Case New York Times v. United States (1971), attorneys Floyd Abrams and Ted Olson discussed Daniel Ellsberg's role in the case. They also traced the timeline of events and how the decision to publish the Pentagon Papers was made.

Description

In discussing the landmark Supreme Court Case New York Times v. United States (1971), attorneys Floyd Abrams and Ted Olson discussed Daniel Ellsberg's role in the case. They also traced the timeline of events and how the decision to publish the Pentagon Papers was made.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Who was Daniel Ellsberg and why did he leak the Pentagon Papers?
  • How was the timeframe of this Supreme Court Case different than most cases?
  • Describe the process in which the New York Times selected which materials to publish?
  • What arguments did the New York Times make for publishing selections of the Pentagon Papers?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Appeals
    • Commission
    • Diplomacy
    • Injunction
    • National Security
    • Pentagon Papers
    • Publication
    • Vietnam War

    Topics

    Supreme Court CasesU.S. History

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity