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Earl warren

  1. 1. 14th chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
  2. 2. Early Years…  March 19, 1891: Warren is born in Los Angeles, California Warren’s father was an employee of the Southern Pacific Railroad.  worked summers on a railroad crew to earn money to attend college Grew up in Bakersfield, California  After the move, Warrens father was murdered
  3. 3. Educational Pursuit…  1912: Warren graduates Berkley with BA in legal studies 1914: Warren earns his J.D. from Boalt Hall 1914: Warren is admitted to the California Bar Earl Warren serving as 1st Lt. in the Army during WWI (1918) ----------------------------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_ Warren http://www.alamedainfo.com/Berkeley_CA.htm
  4. 4. Occupational Beginnings…  Worked for Robinson & Robinson before enlisting in the US Army 1920: Earl begins work for San Francisco County 1925: Becomes DA of Alameda County  Was elected to three more 4-year terms Was known as a tough, but fair district attorney 1938: Elected California Attorney badgehistory.com General
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  6. 6. Marriage and Family…  1925: Earl marries Nina Palmquist Meyers  Mrs. Warren lives to be 100 years old The Warrens raise 6 children corbisimages.com
  7. 7. Governor Warren: A Well-liked Man at the Polls  1942: Elected Gov. of California  Served 3 successive terms 1946: Only Gov. in US History to win an election unopposed en.wikipedia.org
  8. 8. Appointed to the Supreme Court  1953: Warren is appointed as 14th Chief Justice of US  Previous work experience in law helped him with work as a judge  Alameda County DA, etc.  Had a special skill…www.historycentral.com  Could get other justices to change their opinion on court rulings/decisions
  9. 9. Contribution to Education: Brown v. Board of Education  1954: Brown v. Board of Education  First case that puts Earl’s leadership to the test Case involved: The segregation of public schools. Black and white children, up until this point where still not permitted to attend the same schools.
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  11. 11. Court’s Ruling… Question the Court was faced with…Does this violate the rights of black children’s 14th amendment? Under Chief Justice Earl Warren, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled…YES!  “Separate but equal” doctrine (ruled in Plessy v. Ferguson) no longer held up in court  Schools were ordered to be desegregated, starting in Arkansas
  12. 12. www.pbs.org highbridnation.com
  13. 13. Long-lasting Impact…   Brown v. Board put an end to school segregation  Public schools today are, and have been, desegregatedwww.loc.gov fernandoexperiences.blogspot.com
  14. 14. Legacy of Earl Warren  Served as U.S. chief justice through much of the 50s and 60s Made landmark civil rights decisions  were of wide-ranging, long lasting social importance to this country Died on July 9, 1974 www.allvoices.com