17.3 - The Social Revolution (Death of JFK, Great Society and Warren Court)

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MedicaidProgram that provides health insurance for lower-income Americans. It is run independently by states and goes by different names in the different states.National Endowment for the ArtsProgram created in the 1960s as part of the Great Society that uses federal tax dollars to fund art exhibits, performances, and art education.Corporation for Public BroadcastingProgram created in the 1960s as part of the Great Society that uses federal tax dollars to support public television and public radio programing.Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965Major revision to immigration law passed in 1965 that eliminated national quotas and instead encouraged family reunification. It led to a tremendous increase in immigration from Asia, Latin America and Africa.Earl WarrenChief Justice of the Supreme Court in the 1950s and 1960s who pushed the Court to rule favorably on numerous cases related to civil rights.The Warren CourtNickname for the Supreme Court during the 1950s and 1960s during a period of time when handed down many civil rights and criminal justices rulings that historians view as particularly liberal.Gideon v. Wainwright1963 Supreme Court cases that guaranteed a lawyer to all those accused of a crime.Public DefenderLawyer paid by tax dollars who defends people who cannot afford a lawyer of their own.Miranda v. Arizona1966 Supreme Court case which banned the use of confessions or statements made by a defendant before they had been advised of their right to remain silent. This case led to the now-famous Miranda Warnings.Miranda WarningStatement made by arresting police officers advising people of their right to remain silent and their right to an attorney.