In Re Gault Case of 1967: Summary & Decision


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In re Gault established all of the following EXCEPT _____.

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1. Due process rights were extended to juveniles as a result of the In re Gault case. Why was this important?

2. In re Gault held that children can choose not to testify _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By using this interactive quiz and worksheet, you can prepare yourself to fully understand the impact In Re Gault had on the justice system's treatment of children.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on various aspects of In Re Gault, including the following

  • The term used for challenging the governmental detention of an individual
  • Rights established by the Gault case
  • The term for giving up the right to an attorney
  • The nature and importance of due process rights
  • The right that allows one to stay silent in court

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the In Re Gault Case
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding In Re Gault and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Gault case
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the significance of the Gault case

Additional Learning

To learn more about 'Gault,' review the accompanying lesson entitled In Re Gault Case of 1967: Summary & Decision. The lesson deals with the following objectives:

  • Talk about the circumstances of Jerry's original trial and the sentence of the court
  • Explain why the Gault family was left with only one course of action in filing an appeal
  • List a number of the due process rights that the U.S. Supreme Court decided applied to juveniles, as well as adults