American Civil Rights Movement Essay
1865 and 1870 - Three Constitutional amendments: The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery, the Fourteenth Amendment gave blacks the rights of citizenship, and The Fifteenth Amendment gave them the right to vote. Until the modern civil rights movement (1950s) blacks were denied access to public places such as restaurants, hotels, theaters, and schools.
There were separate facilities marked "colored only", which was sanctioned by the courts.
1896 The Supreme Court: “Racial segregation was legal as long as "separate but equal"”
1954 The Supreme Court ruled that maintaining separate but equal schools for blacks and whites was unconstitutional.
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The shareholder has the exclusive control of the stock itself. But as a condition of the shareholder's limited liability, the shareholder gives up the right to control use of the corporation's property by others. That right is delegated to the management of the corporation.
After the Civil War, companies began to form "trusts." It was clear that if competitors in the same line of business worked together instead of separately they could control prices. This was not illegal or even disapproved of at the time. In the 1870s and 1880s, several companies achieved spectacular size, not by internal growth, but by merger. Perhaps the most famous example is 'John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company of