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Brandon Ott 826235516 3/13/08 Mid Term Essay Even though slavery has been banished in America, that has not stopped the constant discrimination and segregation that African Americans face even today. Over time improvements have been made to attempt to give minority groups such as African Americans the same rights that are given to whites but this has not completely ended discrimination. It is hard to say if discrimination will ever end, as one problem solves there are more added to the list that is constantly suppressing African Americans. On December 6 th , 1865 the thirteenth amendment to the constitution is finally ratified to prohibit slavery after the North defeats the South in the civil war. Slavery has finally ended but this does not stop whites from trying to suppress African Americans with groups such as the Klu Klux Klan. In 1865-1866 Black Codes are put into place in the South which drastically restricts the rights of African American freed slaves. This problem is solved when the fourteenth amendment is put into place giving blacks citizenship even if they were born slaves. The fourteenth amendment did not give blacks full equal rights but in 1870 the fifteenth amendment gave blacks the right to vote. As blacks are given more rights, they are now being segregated against. In the landmark case of Plessey v. Ferguson, the ruling finds segregation to be constitutional and helps bring in the new Jim Crow Laws. With the new Jim Crow laws and the fall of the Reconstruction In the
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