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  • The Plessy V. Ferguson Case

    Homer Plessy was arrested On June 7, 1892 because he violated the Separate Car Act. His argument in the Plessy v. Ferguson case was that it went against the 14th amendment; which makes everyone born or naturalized in the US a citizen of the US. But it also guarantees that every United States citizen will be granted the same protection under the law, the 14th amendment makes everyone in the United States equal before the law. Throughout the case they also mention the 13th amendment which abolished slavery. Judge Ferguson overlook these 2 amendments while making his verdict, a mistake that might had had contribute to future acts of discrimination. The case Plessy v. Ferguson was not simply about Plessy not being able to sit on a…

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  • Plessy V Ferguson And Brown V Board Of Education Case Study

    Ever felt like your rights were being violated? Both Plessy v Ferguson and Brown v Board of Education deal with someone's rights being violated , however they have their own ways of dealing with it. Homer Plessy was arrested for sitting with the whites in a first-class railroad car. The Seperate Car Act of 1890 declared that all railroad companies in Louisiana provide seperate but equal accommodations for white and non-white passsengers of the train cars. This lead to the Plessy…

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  • Plessy V. Ferguson Trial

    case has accomplished both so easily as the trial of Plessy v. Ferguson. Taking place directly after the reconstruction era, this trial is crucial to establishing the verdicts of latter court cases, shaping popular beliefs, as well as representing the opinions and mindsets of the American people post-civil war. Although the verdict of Plessy v. Ferguson may have set negative precedents concerning civil rights lawsuits, the case progressed its movement through…

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  • Essay On Plessy V Ferguson

    The first case is about Plessy v Ferguson which is a case that determined whether or not racial segregation is constitutional under the separate but equal doctrine. The second case is about Brown v Board of Education which decided that state laws requiring separate but equal schools violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. Both cases had a powerful effect on the precedents that we now have in today's justice system. Plessy v Ferguson established the doctrine of “Separate but…

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  • Plessy V. Ferguson Case Analysis

    During the debates over the Reconstruction amendments, I was particularly interested in the controversy about the ambiguous compromise of rights that the 14th amendment declared to protect with its Equal Protection Clause. Equality is difficult to define with the various interpretations in precedent and it has proven to still be a continued controversy today. More specifically, the controversy that has persisted is the issue of whether the State or Federal government would be the ones to decide…

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  • Plessy V. Ferguson Court Case

    The court case of 1896 was the year that Plessy v. Ferguson was settled. Establishing the term separate but equal after Plessy was denied his rights on riding a train. Even though this was a step closer to equality for all. In the long term, it was another way to stall and keep segregation in certain places around the united states. In the movie "Simple Justice" Thurgood Marshall, the main character goes through rigorous training to become a lawyer that could someday overturn Plessy v. Ferguson.…

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  • Civil Rights Case: Plessy V. Ferguson

    Board of Education of Topeka is Plessy v. Ferguson. Plessy v. Ferguson was a court case that dealt with the issue of segregation and the racial definition of colored people. This was based on the Civil Rights Case in 1883, where the court stated, the equal protection clause in the fourteenth amendment provided no guarantee against private segregation. Adolph Plessy was of mixed descent (he was one-eighth African American and seven-eighth Caucasian). He was arrested on June 7, 1892 due to his…

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  • Plessy V. Ferguson Case Summary

    Case: Plessy v. Ferguson Cite: 163 U.S. 537 (1896) Vote: 7-1 Opinion: Brown Facts: • In 1890 Louisiana passed the Separate Car Act. o Required different cars for blacks and whites on railroads. • A group of citizens formed Comité des Citoyens in order to repeal and/or fight the laws effect. o Formed by black, creole and white New Orleans Residents • The group persuaded Homer Plessy, a mixed race free man to participate in a test. o Even though he had some European background he was still…

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  • Plessy V Ferguson And Brown V Board Analysis

    discussion on Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board due to the precedents they set and the history behind them. In short summary, Plessy v. Ferguson all started due to a black man, who often passed as white, sitting in the white section of a train. When he refused to get up, he was prosecuted and the precedent of “separate but equal” was set creating separate spaces for blacks and whites, that were meant to have “equal” amenities. After a hundred years of this segregation, Brown v. Board…

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  • Plessy V Ferguson Case

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954) The civil war era produced plenty of racial uproar which then led to one landmark case the Plessy v Ferguson case in 1896 where the us supreme court stated that segregation is constitutionally legal under the “separate but equal” doctrine. This came to be when an African American, Homer Plessy, refused to sit in a Jim Crow car on a train, breaking a Louisiana law. However, when Plessy sued for violation of his constitutional rights, the…

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