Week 1- Discussion 1 - During the last half of the 1800s...

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During the last half of the 1800s there were many conflicts raised over citizenship in relation to race, ethnicity, and gender in the United States. The United States ended slavery and gave freed slaves citizenship rights with the ratification on the 14thamendment in 1868. But many African Americans were still denied rights during the period of segregation such as of Plessy v. Ferguson.Many Native American were being out of their homeland and placed to live on “faraway land or cramped reservation” (Bowles &Barnes 2015, Section 1.3). Women did not enjoy full citizenshiprights, they had limited property right, and still was not allowed to vote. African American faced many challenges during these times. Even thought they were freefrom slavery, they still faced discrimination and separation from the Jim Crow laws. As Barnes and Bowels (2015) stated “some areas of the United States deprived African Americans equal rights through customary, or segregation policies” (Section 3.3) Even though they were

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