What Is The Impact Of The Plessy V. Ferguson Case

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In 1846, an enslaved black man Dred Scott and his wife Harriet, sued for their freedom. They sued because they believed they were free due to living in a free territory where slavery was not allowed. This was thought to be a straightforward case, but it ended up being a 11 year legal struggle. Dred Scott did end up losing the case, and the case built and actually reached the supreme court. The case grew interest as slavery became one of the biggest issues in American politics. The case became very popular and came to a conclusion stating “enslaved people were not citizens of the United States and, therefore, could not expect any protection from the federal government or the courts.” The impact of this case was huge as the issue of slavery …show more content…

Ferguson case appeared in 1896 and is a landmark Supreme Court decision to this day. The court ruled that the laws made to racially segregate blacks and white were not violating the constitution as long as they were given equal rights. For example, having two restrooms one for whites and one for black is fine as long as they are both the same. This may ring a bell towards the famous line of “separate but equal.”
Brown vs. Board of Education in Topeka 1954, is one of the biggest and well known cases surrounding the time of racial segregation. The supreme court ruled that the racial segregation of public schools was unconstitutional. This was a huge milestone for segregation. After this case came Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King. This case was really a big starting point and also led to the downfall of the Jim Crow Laws.
In the first two cases Dred Scott vs. Sanford and Plessy vs. Ferguson, the outcome was not the greatest for African Americans. In the Dred Scott case they ruled enslaved people were not citizens of the US. Then in the Plessy case it was basically said that segregation is fine. If you look at the time frame between the 3 cases you can see that as we moved on in time we started to realize that it was really wrong. Given the Dred Scott case was in 1846 then the Brown vs. Board case was in 1954 and actually favored African Americans. Saying that segregation in schools is …show more content…

However, as stated above, the larger the sampling, the less margin of error. Questions should also be unbiased and not leading questions. Another issue is the Framing Effect and that is when our decisions are influenced by the way information is presented. So people may frame information in a way that isn’t entirely accurate. Another issue is priming. Priming effect happens when information is shared ahead of the poll in hopes to affect the choices or decisions when answering the question(s) at the poll later. An example might be someone resharing the same post of two presidential candidates debating and writing a word or phrase to describe the topic and catch your

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