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Explain the significance of Supreme Court decisions in limiting and expanding African American citizenship and political participation from Plessy v....

Explain the significance of Supreme Court decisions in limiting and expanding African American citizenship and political participation from Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) to Shelby County v. Alabama (2013). You must use at least five SCOTUS decisions.


The long essay would be a traditional essay that typically five paragraphs long. The first paragraph should introduce the topic and state the student's position / answer to the question. It should contain between three-five (3-5) complete sentences, including the thesis statement for the essay. The second, third, and fourth paragraphs are the body paragraphs. Each body paragraph should contain between three-five (3-5) sentences, including the topic sentence (first sentence of the body paragraph, states a main point that supports the thesis) and at least two-three (2-3) specific examples per main point. The fifth and final paragraph should begin with a restatement of the thesis. It should be three-five (3-5) complete sentences, and include a brief summary/conclusion of the student's answer to the essay question. It is essential, particularly in the survey courses, for students to provide cites and footnotes 

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Introduction:
n 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of Homer Plessy, in the case Plessy v. Ferguson,
163 U.S. 537 (1896). Plessy, a citizen of one-eighths African and seven-eighths...

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