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Jim Crow Laws

Summary: How "Jim Crow" laws that kept blacks separated and unequal from whites arose in post-Civil War America despite the addition of three constitutional amendments designed to protect African-Americans. Plus, the origin of the term "Jim Crow."
One of the most prominent pieces of American history is the racism that has divided their country and created many hard battles and controversy. In the 1900s, many segregation laws were created to separate black people from white people in every way possible and to ban rights for anyone to defend them; which went against their rights as Americans. During the Reconstruction after the Civil war, the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments were created to protect the rights of blacks and the civil rights act of 1875 freed many black people from slavery. However these laws eventually were disregarded and racial tensions mounted. The government then overturned the civil rights act by allowing laws of racial segregation. The laws of segregation which were created after the Reconstruction were known as `Jim Crow Laws'. Black people fought back in large protests, such as walking instead of taking the bus and...

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