Struggles In The Civil Rights Movement

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Civil Rights Struggle Barrack Obama once stated, “Because of the Civil Rights movement, new doors of opportunity and education swung open for everybody …”(Nguyen et al.). The civil rights movement is one of the biggest achievements in American history as a country who 's founding fathers once said all men are created equal. It was all possible because of millions of people who wanted to see change, and give better lives to the children of the future. The United States Supreme Court has experienced many important cases, but some have changed America for the greater good: Dread Scott vs. Sanford, Plessy vs. Ferguson, and Brown vs. Board of Education. Dread Scott vs. Sanford is debatably the Supreme Court 's biggest failure and…show more content…
Plessy vs. Fergusson was not as unreasonable of a decision as Scotts case but was still bad in its own way. It all started when Homer Plessy sat down in the "whites train cart" instead of in the "blacks train cart", which was also against the state law at the time. He was challenged by the conductor, and later was arrested on the spot. In the criminal district court Plessy argued the law requiring "seperate but equal" was unconstitutional, also. When the judge John H. Ferguson ruled that it was constitutional. Plessy later tried to appeal the case to the State Supreme Court. The state Supreme Court upheld the state 's law but it gave Plessy the ability to take the case to the Supreme Court of the United States. In 1886 the decision was finally delivered their ruling in favor of Ferguson, and justice Henry Brown of Michigan added, “We consider the underlying fallacy of the plaintiff’s argument to consist in the assumption that the enforced separation of the two races stamps the colored race with a badge of inferiority." (“Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)”). After the Supreme Court came to this conclusion Jim Crow laws began spreading, and eventually every state had experienced them. It was the beginning of a long era of discrimination and…show more content…
The United States Supreme Court has experienced many important cases, but some have changed America for the greater good: Dread Scott vs. Sanford, Plessy vs. Ferguson, and Brown vs. Board of Education. Many of the cases the Supreme Court judged during the civil rights movement were important, but these cases shaped and changed the United States forever. Everybody is considered equal under the law as a citizen all because of the civil rights movement. The United States has become an amazing country because of many accepting people, and as Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”(Nguyen
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