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History Reforms

History Reforms - Jan 30 History Reforms(late 19th early...

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Jan. 30 History: Reforms (late 19 th early 20 th century) All efforts to take control and impose order on chaotic society All “solutions” temporary/unstable so all issues will come back to White elites pressured into doing something by progressives reforms “Jim Crow” – a system of legalized segregation, disfranchisement (taking away right to vote), and informal discrimination For two decades after civil war – o rights of blacks experimented with and somewhat allowed o Jim Crow slowly emerging Directly after civil war – racial segregation o Blacks withdrew from white churches o Didn’t go to school together o Segregation was informal Whites were not satisfied o Wanted real segregation o Even residential segregation was informal o Railroads blacks who could afford first class tickets would come into contact with whites Before Jim Crow type laws could be imposed 14 th and 15 th amendments’ meaning had to be revisited Supreme Court cases 1883 o
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