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1 The Warren Court Changing America’s Interpretation

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

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

4 In the World… Snapshot of American Society during Earl Warren’s Justiceship: Korean war begins & ends Sputnik launched Bay of Pigs Berlin Wall erected Cuban Missile Crisis Gulf of Tonkin Six-Days War Tet Offensive 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? 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. What does Oyez say?

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

9 Reynolds v. Sims 1964 Congressional districts should be fairly equal in population. What does Oyez say?

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

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

12 Mapp v. Ohio 1961 Unlawfully seized evidence is inadmissible at trial. What does Oyez say?

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

14 Escobedo v. Illinois 1964 Accused has the right to an attorney during police questioning What does Oyez say?

15 Miranda v. Arizona 1966 Police must inform suspects of their rights during arrest process. What does Oyez say?

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

17 Engel v. Vitale 1962 Nondenominational prayer in school banned What does Oyez say? “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. What does Oyez say?

19 Tinker v. Des Moines School District 1964 Students have a right to protest visually in school. What does Oyez say?

20 Show us what you know…


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