10-21-08

- INTRO TO LAWSO1 Race in US Legal History Constitutional amendments after civil war ending slavery(13th granting citizenship due process and

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
INTRO TO LAWSO1 – 10/21/08 Race in US Legal History : Constitutional amendments after civil war – ending slavery (13 th ); granting citizenship, due process and equal protection (14 th ); enfranchising black males (15 th ). Reconstruction (1865-1877) – post-civil war era, federal power used to provide and protect rights to newly freed slaves in south; ended with a “compromise” when federal troops were withdrawn. Jim Crow – laws passed by state and local governments to enforce racial segregation. Plessy v . Ferguson – state laws mandating Jim Crow are constitutional; racial segregation is legitimate policy under doctrine of “Separate but equal”. “One drop rule” – a person with any non-white ancestry was legally “not white”, evidence of mythic notions of white racial supremacy and purity Black disenfranchisement (1890 - 1908 ) – 10 southern states passed new constitutions barring black voting. NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) established in 1909; charter: o To promote equality of rights and to eradicate caste or race prejudice
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/16/2009 for the course LAWSO 1 taught by Professor Spearit during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

Page1 / 2

- INTRO TO LAWSO1 Race in US Legal History Constitutional amendments after civil war ending slavery(13th granting citizenship due process and

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online