America 1960-1969: Law and Justice Research Article from American Decades

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Change versus Consolidation.

During the 1960s major changes took place in American attitudes toward and about the law. At the same time the law itself was consolidating a trend in the direction of individual rights that had begun twenty-five years before. Three notorious criminal cases — the Richard Hickock and Perry Smith "In Cold Blood" murders, the Charles Manson case, and the trial of the Chicago Seven — one at the beginning and two at the end of the decade, and a series of legislative enactments and court decisions in the area of civil rights illustrate these developments.

The Legacy of World War II.

At the beginning of the decade, America was only fifteen years past the end of World War II. That conflict had been the greatest collective effort in the nation's history. By the early 1960s a large part of the men who had served in the...

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