Segregaton In The United States



Segregation has existed in the United States of America (U.S.) from
its beginnings. Gorge Washington a crop owner and first President of the
U.S. had many slaves to work on his plantation. In later years slavery was
abolished from the northern states. Slavery was a main factor in the
Civil War. During that war Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation proclamation
declared slaves free in the still rebellious Confederate states, which led
to the Thirteenth Amendment (the abolition of slavery). Later the
fourteenth and fifteenth amendment were passed to ensure that African-
Americans rites were being preserved. After all of this was done racism
and segregation were still extreme. The U.S. Supreme ...

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that the law was not in conflict with the thirteenth amendment
because forcing blacks to ride on separate trains was not slavery, what
the thirteenth banned. Slavery was involuntary servitude, and the
Louisiana law was forcing no involuntary servitude. The fourteenth
amendment says all people naturalized to the :United States, or people born
here are all considered citizens. Plessy claimed that he was being deprived
of citizenship, because property was considered part of citizenship. Later
in the Supreme Court case Brown versus The Bored of education ruled that
separate was not equal, which outlawed segregation. After this
segregation still persist in our nation, in our state, even in our city.
Racism and the residue of segregation still exist in our city. The
fifth Riverside Unified School District high school, Martin Luther King Jr.
High School, named after the slain civil rites leader was the cause of
protest. Many people disputed the name of the school because, "people
will ...

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