Tinker Vs Moines Case

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Introduction: You are sitting at your desk, taking notes from a teacher, and learning about the Revolutionary war. All of a sudden, you are banned from school and ripped from your studies, all because you believed in Gandhi’s non-violent movements. This same case happened to the Tinker students in Des Moines, Iowa. In the year 1965, the time of the Vietnam war, a group of students came together and wore black armbands with a white peace sign embeded on the side. These armbands were banned by the principals and the school board, with the punishment of suspension until the student was willing to take the armband off. Knowing this, The Tinkers came to school with the armbands, and were suspended. When they tried to appeal to the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, but the court was first turned down and …show more content…

Within the the Tinker vs. Des Moines case, the constitutional rights rights of the Tinker group were violated in spite of a simple and peaceful protest, the violation of our ‘unalienable rights’, and the way the school targeted a certain symbol that represented an

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