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Engel v. Vitale Viewing Guide

Viewing guide to use with the Engel v. Vitale Homework Help video.

Use this viewing guide as you watch our Homework Help video on Engel v. Vitale here.


  1. Why did the New York Board of Regents draft a prayer for students to recite in school?
  2. What was an example of prayers being stated in government institutions? Why did Steve Engel sue the school district? What did the school district argue? 
  3. How did the Supreme Court rule? What was the reasoning in Justice Black’s majority opinion? 
  4. What argument did Justice Stewart make in his opinion? 
  5. Do you agree with the majority or Justice Stewart? 

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