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10/15/10 Civil Rights o Guarantees of government to provide equal opportunities privileges and treatment under the law for all indv. Flawed Constitution o Constitution did not prohibit slavery Dred Scott v Sanford Equal Protection Clause o 14th amendment stating that states were not to deny any person equal treatment under the law After the Civil War o Reconstruction Blacks advance to new position in society which result in white backlash o End of Reconstruction State action 14 th amendment doesn’t apply to private individuals Jim Crow Separated races in schools public accommodations and other aspects of daily life Plessy v Ferguson Separate but Equal Brown v Board Overturned Plessy decision 50 years later De jure Law written segregation De facto Not law but socially constructed segregation o Disenfranchisement Poll tax Pay to vote, prohibited by the 24 th amendment White Primary Only white voters were allowed to participate in the
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course POLS 207 taught by Professor Peterson during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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