Dred Scott Ferguson And Brown Vs Board Of Education

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“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” —Martin Luther King, Jr. To begin with, equality for all may not have been the immediate outcome, but nowadays African Americans are legally just as equal as Whites are. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 not only said that all races were equal, but it also equalized the discrimination of religion, sex, color, and national origin. The Supreme Court has had many cases that have impacted racial segregation in many different ways: Dred Scott vs. Stanford, Plessy vs. Ferguson, and Brown vs. Board of Education. Brown vs. Board of Education was the case that changed the experience of school for all children, African American and White. To begin with, this case started when seven …show more content…

Stanford case was not the most impactful, it still lead up to the equality of white and black people. This case all started when Dred Scott left the state alongside his owner, Dr. John Emerson. They moved into a free slave state, which meant that slavery was not legal in that state. They lived there for four years, Scott met his wife here and in addition, also had young children. After the four years they moved back into a state where slavery was legalized. Their owner died, henceforth, they were now owned by Emerson's wife Eliza Stanford. Scott asked if they could buy their freedom from Stanford but she refused. So Scott sued Stanford saying that he was legally free because they once lived in a free slave state with their owner. "On its way to the Supreme Court, the Dred Scott case grew in scope and significance as slavery became the single most explosive issue in American politics." (Dred Scott v. John F.A. Sanford) This case involved Dred Scott, Harriet Scott, and Stanford. The outcome of the case was that Scott was free but not necessarily a United States citizen. After the ruling the decision was overturned by the 13th and 14th amendment. These amendments abolished slavery and said that everyone born in the unit states was automatically a United States citizen. After this case slavery was finally abolished, people's judgment was changed, and blacks and whites were closer to …show more content…

Stanford, Plessy vs. Ferguson, and Brown vs. Board of Education. In the Dred Scott vs. Stanford case the outcome eventually abolished slavery and declared all people born in the United States and automatic citizen. Plessy vs. Ferguson said that African Americans and Whites were "separate but equal" which gave African Americans the same things that the whites got. Brown vs. Board of Education allowed African American children to experience school alongside White children however, abolishing the "separate but equal" precedent. “This nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened … It ought to to be possible, in short, for every American to enjoy the privileges of being American without regard to his race or his color.” —John F.

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