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Example Lynching was a form of violence against African Americans (mainly men) that happened during the progressive era. Lynching was significant because it created an atmosphere of fear designed to keep African Americans from voting and exercising economic power. It also became a core issue for African Americans progressives like Ida B Wells who chronicled the violence and spoke openly against the ways lynching violated African American’s ability to live as free citizens. In many ways, lynching was a violent manifestation of the inequalities of racial segregation that existed in the Jim Crow South .
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Plessey v. Ferguson Identify : Plessey v. Ferguson was the supreme court decision in 1896, which upheld the constitutionality of the Louisiana State law that required railroads to provide separate but equal accommodations Significance: Consequence of court case- the rise of segregation laws throughout the South Established the notion of separate but equal Public/social landscape that brings attention on the law of segregation Established that racial segregation was protected by federal law Legalized segregation  (which now what is that going to do to the public?, documents over the south) Segregation is okay  government ruled it okay During the time period of American racial segregation The case helped cement the legal foundation for the doctrine of separate but equal, the idea that segregation based on classification was legal as long as facilities were equal quality. The ruling resulted in a major setback in the struggle for equality between races in the US and set the stage for racial segregation within the south until the mid twentieth century. Therefore the court case caused the rise of segregation laws throughout the south.
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Chinese Exclusion Act Identify : 1882, during the economic boom (urbanization) due to railroad construction Act meant to stop Chinese immigration & made them ineligible for citizenship in order to preserve American jobs and white purity Prevented Chinese immigration after all the railroads were connected
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Significance: More jobs open  way of limiting immigration to prevent poor living conditions, diseases & hope to open jobs up Created the first big wave of human smuggling One of many means of discouraging further immigration & keeping the jobs & country “American” or white Easily passed bc the Chinese Americans couldn’t vote/ have any say America is free for some but not for everyone  limited rights Inequality Highlights racial tension & inequality of the time This act was also supposedly put into place to protect American jobs from being taken by foreign Chinese laborers
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The Chinese Exclusion Act was US legislation in 1882 that enacted and renewed in 1892 which prohibited Chinese immigration and citizenship for Chinese immigrants. Chinese immigrated during the California gold rush and were instrumental in building of the transcontinental railroad. The Exclusion Act discriminated against the
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