Final Exam Essays (POLS210)

Final Exam Essays (POLS210) - Final Exam Essay One...

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Final Exam Essay One (Question 14) The people of the United States of America have witnessed many cases especially the controversial ones that have made their way up to the Supreme Court. Close to all Supreme Court cases directly affects the millions of Americans around the nation. Some cases more vital than others but none the less all of these cases are extremely important. One case which I find to be one of the most important of all was the Brown v. Board of Education case. This case changed the nation after its court decision. Brown v. Board of Education is by farthest one of the most famous and well-known supreme court case known to American history. The case was between Brown and the BOE of Topeka, Kansas to be more specific. This case was fought around the argument that segregation of race violates the Constitution. During the time schools were segregated (whites had their own schools, as so did blacks). The reason the case reached the Supreme Court was that the people argued that the kids were not receiving the same level of education as the school for blacks were not nowhere near equal when compared to the school for whites. The Brown v. Board of Education case was indeed very similar to the Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court case but ultimately had completely different results. The Brown v. Board of Education case overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson case decision which allowed for segregated schools stating that they were “separate but equal”. Chief Justice at the time Earl Warren thought otherwise and shocked the nation when Warren’s court decision stated, “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal”. The Plessy v. Ferguson case decision stated that “schools were separate but equal”, which allowed for states to decide on its segregation status among its faculties and territories. The
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Brown v. Board of Education case decision which stated otherwise named segregation in schools unconstitutional which meant it was now being regulated by Federal Laws on a national level. This decision was definitely important because if the case was not won by Brown we would have
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