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1 The Warren Court Changing Americas Interpretation

2 The Nomination Pres. Eisenhower nominated Earl Warren as Supreme Court Chief Justice on October 5, Pres. Eisenhower nominated Earl Warren as Supreme Court Chief Justice on October 5, This would change Americas interpretation of the Constitution!

3 In America.. Snapshot of American Society during Earl Warrens Justiceship: Rosenbergs are convicted & assassinated Rosenbergs are convicted & assassinated McCarthy hearings McCarthy hearings Civil Rights Movement begins Civil Rights Movement begins First Astronauts orbit the earth First Astronauts orbit the earth March on Washington March on Washington JFK assassination JFK assassination Malcolm X assassination Malcolm X assassination Watts Riots Watts Riots Thurgood Marshall sworn into Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall sworn into Supreme Court MLK, Jr. assassination MLK, Jr. assassination Democratic National Convention riots Democratic National Convention riots Moonwalk Moonwalk

4 In the World… Snapshot of American Society during Earl Warrens Justiceship: Korean war begins & ends Korean war begins & ends Sputnik launched Sputnik launched Bay of Pigs Bay of Pigs Berlin Wall erected Berlin Wall erected Cuban Missile Crisis Cuban Missile Crisis Gulf of Tonkin Gulf of Tonkin Six-Days War Six-Days War Tet Offensive Tet Offensive My Lai My Lai

5 Now your turn… How would you describe the time period in American history during which Earl Warren was Supreme Court Chief Justice? How would you describe the time period in American history during which Earl Warren was Supreme Court Chief Justice? The Supreme Court will rule on a lot of decisions that will reshape the way America thinks.

6 The Warren Court Decisions Pertaining to Civil Rights

7 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka 1953 Segregation in public schools is unconstitutional. Segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.

8 Baker v. Carr 1962 Established that federal courts can hear lawsuits seeking to enforce state authorities to redraw electoral districts.

9 Reynolds v. Sims 1964 Congressional districts should be fairly equal in population.

10 Heart of Atlanta Hotel v. US 1964 Desegregation of public accommodations established under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is legal.

11 The Warren Court Decisions Pertaining to Due Process of the Law

12 Mapp v. Ohio 1961 Unlawfully seized evidence is inadmissible at trial.

13 Gideon v. Wainwright 1963 Suspects are entitled to court-appointed attorney if unable to afford one on their own.

14 Escobedo v. Illinois 1964 Accused has the right to an attorney during police questioning

15 Miranda v. Arizona 1966 Police must inform suspects of their rights during arrest process.

16 The Warren Court Decisions Pertaining to the Rights of the 1 st Amendment

17 Engel v. Vitale 1962 Nondenominational prayer in school banned Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessing upon us, our parents, our teachers and our Country. The required daily prayer

18 Abington Township v. Schempp 1963 Enforced daily Bible reading in school banned.

19 Tinker v. Des Moines School District 1964 Students have a right to protest visually in school.

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