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The Warren Court. Changing America’s Interpretation. The Nomination. Pres. Eisenhower nominated Earl Warren as Supreme Court Chief Justice on October 5, 1953. This would change America’s interpretation of the Constitution!. Rosenbergs are convicted & assassinated McCarthy hearings

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the warren court

The Warren Court

Changing America’s Interpretation

the nomination
The Nomination
  • Pres. Eisenhower nominated Earl Warren as Supreme Court Chief Justice on October 5, 1953.

This would change

America’s interpretation

of the Constitution!

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

Snapshot of American Society during Earl Warren’s Justiceship:

In America..

1950s

1960s

snapshot of american society during earl warren s justiceship1
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

Snapshot of American Society during Earl Warren’s Justiceship:

In the World…

1950s

1960s

now your turn
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.

the warren court decisions

The Warren Court Decisions

Pertaining to Civil Rights

brown v board of education of topeka 1953
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka1953

Segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.

What does Oyez say?

baker v carr 1962
Baker v. Carr 1962

Established that federal courts can hear lawsuits seeking to enforce state authorities to redraw electoral districts.

What does Oyez say?

reynolds v sims 1964
Reynolds v. Sims 1964

Congressional districts should be fairly equal in population.

What does Oyez say?

heart of atlanta hotel v us 1964
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?

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The Warren Court Decisions

Pertaining to Due Process of the Law

mapp v ohio 1961
Mapp v. Ohio 1961

Unlawfully seized evidence is inadmissible at trial.

What does Oyez say?

gideon v wainwright 1963
Gideon v. Wainwright 1963

Suspects are entitled to court-appointed attorney if unable to afford one on their own.

What does Oyez say?

escobedo v illinois 1964
Escobedo v. Illinois 1964

Accused has the right to an attorney during police questioning

What does Oyez say?

miranda v arizona 1966
Miranda v. Arizona 1966

Police must inform suspects of their rights during arrest process.

What does Oyez say?

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The Warren Court Decisions

Pertaining to the Rights of the 1st Amendment

engel v vitale 1962
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

What does Oyez say?

abington township v schempp 1963
Abington Township v. Schempp 1963

Enforced daily Bible reading in school banned.

What does Oyez say?

tinker v des moines school district 1964
Tinker v. Des Moines School District 1964

Students have a right to protest visually in school.

What does Oyez say?