Assignment 1 HIS 105.docx - Dealing with Diversity in America From Reconstruction Through the 1920s Lauren Penner HIS105 American History after 1865

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Dealing with Diversity in America From Reconstruction Through the 1920’sLauren PennerHIS105 American History after 1865Professor Mel AlbinApril 22, 2018
Dealing with Diversity in America From Reconstruction Through the 1920’sThere are people that may think that during the decades after the Civil War situations began to get better for those who were not considered “white”. I wholeheartedly disagree. Not only was there continued segregation of African American people but there were also certain political policies that prevented those of a certain race from even entering the United States of America. This attitude of treating those who were not white differently was not only shown by those in political power but also by the general public. The Jim Crow laws developed between 1890 and 1913 alone have an enormous amount of reasons as to why the promotion of diversity during that time is something that I disagree with. There are also the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and the Plessy v. Ferguson case of 1896 that give reason to believe very little people wanted have a “melting pot” culture or any diversity at all for that matter. There were many Jim Crow laws there were created to “prevent African Americans from attending the same schools as white people or sitting in the same areas of restaurants.” (Schultz) One major reason that people during this time after the Civil War did not want to conform to the idea of none slavery is because a lot of people don’t like change, especially if it means they have the possibility of loosing power. The laws that were put in place were created to basically disqualify African American people from being able to vote. Laws like property qualifications,

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