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Based on Brown v. the Board of Education: for what reasons did the Chief Justice Warren believe that public education was more important in the 1950s than it had been a century before?

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Chief Justice Warren believed that public education was more important in the 1950s than it had been in the 1860s (when the 14th Amendment was ratified) or the 1890s (when Plessy was decided) because it was much more widespread and therefore played a bigger role in creating and shaping modern society.

Warren pointed out that public education had been very limited in scope in the 1800s.  He said that

In the South, the movement toward free common...

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