He continues Kenney’s foreign policy especially in Vietnam.
The Warren Court expanded freedom of expression, separated church from state, and increased protection to the accused. In the Yates case, the court released the members of the Communists party who advocated the overthrow of the American government following their rhetoric that actions, not words, constitute a crime. In the 60’s court issued many orders on criminal justice decisions and declared a right to an attorney to all defendants. Warren Court’s decision to separate church from state angered many and it was considered to be doing a poor job but for minorities outside the mainstream, Court remained a valuable ally.
Kennedy’s candidacy and Viva Kenney movement gave hope to the minorities, especially Hispanics and Latinos. Johnson soon became popular among the minorities by appointing several Mexican Americans to the administration but it by 1966 his popularity vanished. Most of the Mexican Americans still felt ignored especially in the West and Southwest. They started taking more direct actions. By the mid 60’s the Puerto Rican population had increased to about a million. They attempted to coordinate federal grants and find jobs while the younger ones were being organized by the militant lords in Chicago and New York. For most Mexican Americans the key issue was education, jobs and wages. Their children were still being barred from decent education and demanded better education opportunities for Hispanics along with special programs to meet their special needs such as bilingual education. Raul Ruiz organized Mexican student in Los Angeles in 1969 and encouraged them to demand their rights. Walkouts spread in California and Texas. In 1968, Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was passed approving bilingual education.
Cries for dignity, better work conditions and living wage were also heard. In 1962, Cesar Chavez created the