Buck v. Bell in 1927: Summary & Decision


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What is eugenics?

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1. Who was Carrie Buck?

2. How did the Supreme Court justices rule in Buck v. Bell?

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The worksheet and quiz will guide your studies on Buck versus Bell. Concepts you will need to grasp include eugenics and identifying Carrie Buck.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will help you with the following:

  • Recognize the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Buck vs. Bell
  • Analyze how the Court ruled in the case of Skinner vs. Oklahoma
  • State what happened after the ruling in the Buck vs. Bell case

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will help you with these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Buck vs. Bell
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding eugenics and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the decisions of the Supreme Court

Additional Learning

Looking for more details of the Buck vs. Bell case? Find them here with this lesson called Buck v. Bell in 1927: Summary & Decision. The lesson adheres to the following objectives:

  • Define social Darwinism
  • Explain feeblemindedness
  • Recognize the role of justices Oliver W. Holmes and Pierce Butler
  • Analyze the case of Skinner v. Oklahoma