25 T - POLS 206-508 T 9/25 Civil Rights I. The Equal...

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POLS 206-508 T 9/25 Civil Rights I. The Equal Protection Clause II. Jim Crow III. Decline of Jim Crow IV. The Civil Rights Movement V. Title VII Civil Rights I. The Equal Protection Clause 14 th Amendment: required positive action from government *Citizenship Clause *Due Process Clause *Equal Protection Clause none of the 3/5 compromise Civil Rights Act (1875): prevents discrimination for public accommodations; claims that equal protection clause only applies to discrimination of state Civil Rights Cases (1883) Decides power given to Congress in 14 th Amendment Decides that Congress has overstepped its bounds Are businesses that serve the public truly private? Gray area. II. The Jim Crow South *Trying to keep blacks at same level they have been before the civil war *Democratic party was a primary instrument in keeping blacks down All-white primary; African Americans had no say in who became politically relevant *Attempted to keeps blacks down Confined to manual labor jobs
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25 T - POLS 206-508 T 9/25 Civil Rights I. The Equal...

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