POLS_110_-_Lecture_26

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Chapter 16: CIVIL RIGHTS: THE STRUGGLE FOR POLITICAL EQUALITY
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Civil Rights: Civil Rights are government guarantees of equality for people in the United States regarding: judicial proceedings, the exercise of political rights, treatment of public officials, and access to an enjoyment of the benefits of government programs.
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Civil Rights Before the Twentieth Century: Initial absence of civil rights The word equality does not appear in the Constitution. Americans in the late 18th and early 19th centuries seemed more interested in protecting individuals against government than in guaranteeing political rights through government.
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Political Inequality experienced by African Americans Before the Civil War: In the South, African Americans lived in slavery, with no rights at all. In many places outside the South, African Americans were treated in a demeaning and inferior manner. Dred Scott v . Sandford (1857) Despite intimidation, many African Americans took an active role in fighting for their civil rights. Image courtesy of wikipedia.org
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The Civil War Amendments: Thirteen slavery outlawed Fourteen reversed Dred Scott privileges and immunities clause
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