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Vocabulary #26


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A term used to describe the growth of areas on the fringes of major cities
Interstate Highway Act
Eisenhower's plan to build 41,000 mi of highway, largest public works project in history
John F. Kennedy
Promoted the New Frontier program, the Peace Corps; successfully resolved the Cuban missile crisis; assassinated in 1963
Inaugural Address
Speech given by the president the day he or she is sworn into office
Peace Corps
A volunteer humanitarian organization created by Kennedy that provides services in foreign countries
Lyndon B. Johnson
Created The Great Society and many social programs; created major civil rights legislation; president who escalated the Vietnam War
Great Society
Theme of Lyndon Johnson's administration, focusing on poverty, education, and civil rights.
A federal program of health insurance for persons 65 years of age and older
Chief Justice Earl Warren
During his time on the Supreme Court, he presided over cases which improved civil rights and increased the rights of those accused of crimes
Mapp v. Ohio
Improperly obtained evidence cannot be used in court (search and seizure)
Gideon v. Wainwright
A person who cannot afford an attorney may have one appointed by the government
Escobedo v. Illinois
Ruled that a defendant must be allowed access to a lawyer before questioning by police.
Engle v. Vitale
Banned formal prayer in schools, government would not make any religion the 'official' religion.
Miranda v. Arizona
The accused must be notified of their rights before being questioned by the police
Tinker v. Des Moines
The case that ruled that students do not lose Constitutional rights when they entered the building but they can be limited if they cause a disruption