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Court Cases Summaries

Court Cases Summaries - Plessy vs Ferguson(1896 Black man...

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Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896)– Black man was getting on a white train intentionally to be arrested so that he could challenge the practice of discrimination based on color using the 13 th and 14 th amendment which outlaw slavery and keep laws fair for all citizens of the US regardless of race or ethnicity. Started “Jim Crow” laws. Brown vs. The Board of Education (1954) – Thurgood Marshall collected psychological evidence of the setbacks that separate but equal discrimination was having on black people’s education and convinced Earl Warren of the Supreme Court to rule in his favor to abolish the “Jim Crow laws”. Consequently the whole school system had to change, bus routes, classroom roles etc., it took most of the 1960’s to complete the change. This ruling basically directly and completely reversed Plessy Vs. Ferguson. Marbury vs. Madison (1803) - Dred Scott vs. Sanford (1857) – A slave named Dred Scott sued for his freedom upon moving to because he felt that the territories should be free of slavery. The Supreme
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