Powell v. Alabama in 1932: Case Brief


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The actions that lead up to the Powell v. Alabama case being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court happened when and where?

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1. Why were the African-American young men being arrested in Powell v. Alabama?

2. What three court systems did Powell v. Alabama go through?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of the constitutional rights of adequate counsel and due process in Powell v Alabama. The questions will quiz you on the rationale used by the U.S. Supreme Court with regard to these two rights.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following aspects of Powell v Alabama:

  • The three court systems the case went through
  • Location and time period of the events leading up to the case
  • What crime the men were accused of committing
  • Violation of Due Process Clause

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test their knowledge by using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's rationale for making their decision
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the events leading up to the case
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the path of the case through the court system

Additional Learning

To learn more about this historic court case, review the accompanying lesson, Powell v. Alabama in 1932: Case Brief. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the facts of the case
  • Define arraignment
  • Examine the factors used by the court to make its decision
  • Understand significance of the Due Process Clause