What Are Jim Crow Laws

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Jim Crow Laws are laws that segregated blacks from the whites and it also took a lot of rights from the blacks. After the reconstruction the whites were afraid of the blacks taking over, so they created these laws. After these laws took place the blacks were disrespected and limited rights. The whites wanted these laws so the blacks couldn’t take over the world. The whites needed these laws because they were worried about their families and their businesses. The whites were the people that mostly owned the business because they were the only ones that had the money to run the business. The creator of the laws were Jim Crow. Jim Crow was a white entertainer in late 1800’s. Jim originally created the laws to segregate the blacks and the whites so their would be no harm in between them.…show more content…
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