What Was The Role Of The Federal Government In The 1960's

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Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the U.S. federal government took several actions both at home and abroad that many Americans didn’t always feel were justified, and didn’t agree with. One of these changes made in the U.S. dealt with the legal system, and the rights given to those charged with serious crimes. Chief Justice Earl Warren, whose goal was to extend individual rights, led this movement. Through a series of court cases- Gideon v. Wainwright, Escobedo v. Illinois, Miranda v. Arizona- new rights of people accused of crimes were established. These included the right for the accused to have a lawyer to be present during a police investigation, a lawyer to be provided to those who couldn’t afford one, and those accused had to be informed
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