South and the Law Take Home Essay 3

South and the Law Take Home Essay 3 - Tyler Farrar 12/9/08...

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Tyler Farrar 12/9/08 South and the Law Take Home Essay Question #3 American political culture and law has been transformed from the Jim Crow Era to the Civil Rights Era because of war, urbanization, and racial violence. The United States underwent political, social, and economic change between the time of Jim Crow and the Civil Rights. These changes had a dramatic effect on race relations. The transition from Jim Crow to Civil Rights was very difficult and took major economic and social changes and even war before it could be accomplished. However, these changes in American society were successful in overcoming the damage that the Plessy decision had created and ushered in the age of Civil Rights. America’s participation in war is one of the reasons that American political culture and law was transformed from the Jim Crow Era to the Civil Rights Era. Both World Wars brought about social change that was instrumental in advancing racial change in America. War had a social impact on America that made whites reconsider preconceived racial feelings. War has the ability to bring people together because it creates a sense of nationalism. America was focused on the foreign enemies and not the racial issues at home. The wars also created opportunities for blacks. During the time First and Second World Wars, NAACP membership increased ten times of what it was before and spread branches into more remote parts of the South (Klarman 444).
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