Analyze Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Worker’s Movement

Who is Cesar Chavez?

He was a union leader and labor organizer who dedicated his life to improving treatment, pay and working conditions for farm workers.

United Farmers Workers Movement – Why was it created, objective, was it successful

The United Farm Workers of America , or more commonly just United Farm Workers, is a labor union for farm workers in the United States. This organization worked with communities to solve their problems through organizing and direct action.




Cesar Chavez was important in that he helped minorities and continued a fight for equality for them. It’s important to learn about people like Chavez. This information will stick with me because it is meaningful information.




Describe the National Organization of Women (NOW) and the origins and goals of the modern women’s movement

Founding of NOW

NOW was established on June 30, 1966 in Washington DC by people attending the Third National Conference of the Commission on the Status of Women. It was founded by 28 women. Its first was Betty Friedan, author of The Feminine Mystique. NOW’s original Statement of Purpose went as followed: The purpose of NOW is to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men.

Major actions and accomplishments  -Take Back the Night how have they contributed to the women’s movement

Take Back the Night is an international event and non-profit organization that tries to end sexual, relationship, and domestic violence. Events often include marches, rallies, and vigils intended as protest and direct action.

Feminine Mystique – what is it, importance

Feminine Mystique is a book written by Betty Friedan. Her overall message in the writing is that woman’s problem today is not sexual but a problem of identity.

Roe v. Wade – Who was the chief justice, what was the decision on what constitutional/legal ground

Roe v Wade recognized that the constitutional right to privacy extends to a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions– including the decision to ave an abortion without interference from politicians. The chief justice in this case was Justice Warren E. Burger.



Woman’s rights is important to me for the obvious reason that I am a woman. Without the NOW foundation I feel like there would have been a lot of unheard women’s voices. I also found it interesting that the Roe v Wade case is still up for debate today.



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Describe the Warren Court and the expansion of individual rights as seen in the Miranda decision 

What years was Earl Warren Chief Justice, what “type” of court did he have?

Warren was appointed chief justice of the United States by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953. He then retired in 1969. His type of court was later referred to as Warren court.

What was each case about,  the decision and on what constitutional/legal ground

Brown v. Board of Education

The cases was about segregation in schools. Under Warren, the justices unanimously decided that school segregation was unconstitutional.

Gideon v. Wainwright

The Warren Court also looked for equality in criminal justice. Gideon v. Wainwright required counsel for indigent defendants.

Reynolds v. Sims

The Plaintiffs alleged that the last apportionment of the Alabama legislature was based on the 1900 federal census and that the population growth in the intervening six decades has now made representation discriminatory against areas with fast-growing populations. The court ruled that, in most instances, districts should be apportioned to allow each voter to have one, undiluted vote.

Griswold v. Connecticut


he case concerned a Connecticut law that criminalized the encouragement or use of birth control. In Griswold v. Connecticut, the Supreme Court ruled that a state’s ban on the use of contraceptives violated the right to marital privacy.

Miranda v. Arizona

This was another court case devoted to criminal justice. The ruling of this case required warnings to arrested persons of their right to counsel, including appointed counsel if they could not afford one.




Most of the information I learned under this standard is new information to me. All of these rulings of the court cases will be the information that sticks with me because these are all court cases that are relevant to our daily lives. In the wold today, it is hard to imagine what it would be like if the ruling of any of the cases went the other way.