Brown V. Topeka Board Of Education Case Analysis

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The worst U.S failure of the Cold War came in Asia. Since 1927, Chinese Civil War raged between the Communists, led by Mao Tse-tung, and the Nationalists, led by Chiang Kai-shek. Once the Soviets started aiding the communists, the nationalists asked the U.S for help. However Harry Dexter White stymied aid to Chiang, due to himself probably being a communist. The U.S IPR secretary and board members were themselves communist and therefore described Chiang as detrimental to a democratic government. The U.S stopped aiding the Nationalists. After the communists started vicious anti-American Propaganda and mistreated Americans, and American consular property was seized, the U.S Officially recognized Chian as the ruler of China. However, it was too…show more content…
The Warren Court's first major case was the Brown v. Topeka Board of Education case. The plaintiffs argued that Blacks shouldn't be forced to attend segregated schools, however, the 14th amendment's equal protection laws did not say anything about schools and that should be decided by the individual states. The court declared this an unconstitutional law and forced schools to allow all races to attend the same school. This was a good ruling however the Warren court declared the opinions the law and proved the constitution to be meaningless. The Warren court went on to tell the states how to rule and make laws. The most popular case the court encountered was Schempp-Murray cases concerning school prayer. The court declared that the government must possess strict neutrality, or in other words, religion was to have no part in public…show more content…
Firstly, the long years of moral relativism in higher education finally bore bad fruit among the students. Second, people were bitter about the Vietnam War. People were angry that men were getting drafted and dying in a war that most people didn't understand. Thirdly the Civil Rights movement and legislation led many to believe that the discrimination against blacks would be ended automatically. Fourth people expected the war on poverty to quickly wipe out poverty, even though it can never truly die out. Finally the mass media, they fostered each of the preceding factors by espousing moral relativism, hostility to the Vietnam War, and hatred to the American government, which they claimed, was guilty of racial prejudice and oppression to the poor. On April fourth Martin Luther King was killed causing riots to break out nationwide. Campus riots also occurred with the biggest being at Columbia University beginning on April 23, and on April 30 police forcibly removed protesters, arresting 707 persons. The most embarrassing episode of the Carter administration was the Iranian Hostage Crisis. On November 3, 1979, 90 people were taken hostage by militant students who demanded the return and trial of the overthrown Shah who was in New York being treated for cancer. The U.S threatened and made investigatory commissions but really did nothing. On April 24, the U.S made a dramatic attempt to rescue the hostages, but after some complications,
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