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Which accurately describes what Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education had in common?
- Both cases involved protecting the right to engage in civil disobedience.
- Both cases involved striking down state segregation laws.
- Both cases involved affirmative action.
- Both cases involved interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment.
The Plessy v. Ferguson case and the Brown v. Board of Education share common ground in that both cases required careful interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Plessy v. Ferguson was decided in 1896 and held that state laws could require separate but equal accommodations for races. Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark case decided in 1954 that overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and found that state laws requiring separate public schools for black and white students were unconstitutional. Although the cases had different outcomes, both required a close reading of the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause in order to reach a decision.
Which accurately describes what Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education had in common? Both cases involved protecting the right to engage in civil disobedience. Both cases involved striking down state segregation laws. Both cases involved affirmative action. Both cases involved interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Both cases involved interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Which of these statements was implied by the decision in Brown v. Board of Education? Segregation could lead to feelings of inferiority. Segregation often led to relatively equal opportunities. Segregation increased levels of personal determination. Segregation was the purpose of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Segregation could lead to feelings of inferiority.
When Chief Justice Earl Warren stated, “A sense of inferiority affects the motivation of a child to learn,” what was he essentially stating? Children often struggle with wanting to study. Learning is difficult if a child is not inspired. Low self-esteem can have a negative impact on grades. Students who feel inferior often spend more time alone.
Low self-esteem can have a negative impact on grades.
What impact was affirmative action designed to have? creating quotas for minority admissions or hiring establishing multiple African American colleges requiring companies to only hire female executives mandating that universities eliminate all scholarship programs
creating quotas for minority admissions or hiring
What factor do Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, and Regents of California v. Bakke have in common? All three cases improved civil rights for minorities. All three cases went to the Supreme Court for ruling. All three cases ruled in favor of the individual. All three cases took place in the twentieth century.
All three cases went to the Supreme Court for ruling.
Why was Homer Plessy arrested? He said his rights had been violated. He was clearly of mixed heritage. He refused to give his seat to a white person. He sat down in a train’s whites-only car.
He sat down in a train’s whites-only car.
What were affirmative action programs originally designed to encourage? increasing diversity in public institutions and businesses beginning the process of desegregation in schools establishing complete equality in admissions and hiring practices ending separation based on race in housing
increasing diversity in public institutions and businesses
What was the Supreme Court in the Brown case saying to the Court of the Plessy case in 1896? We agree completely with you. You made the wrong decision. The issue has changed dramatically. “Separate but equal” also applies to schools.
You made the wrong decision.
Who was responsible for initially questioning the effectiveness of affirmative action?’ Justice Powell Allan Bakke UC Davis Board of Education
Why were civil rights supporters disappointed with the Supreme Court’s 1896 decision in Plessy v. Ferguson? The court rejected the idea of “separate but equal.” The court ruled that African Americans were unable to drive. The court ruled that African Americans were unable to vote. The court affirmed the idea of “separate but equal.”
The court affirmed the idea of “separate but equal.”
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