AP U.S. History Exam 1.33

AP U.S. History Exam 1.33. Which of the following bore the most similarity to Plessy v. Ferguson?

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And now the question:

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Which of the following bore the most similarity to

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Plessy versus Ferguson? And here are your potential answers.

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The ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson

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affirmed the constitutionality of "separate

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but equal," which threw a huge wrench in African Americans'

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plans for racial equality. Are the same ideas behind the

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Plessy v. Ferguson ruling reflected in B -

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Brown v. Board of Education?

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Well, actually, Brown versus the Board of Education was the case

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that essentially overturned Plessy versus Ferguson,

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at least in regards to segregated schools.

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So they're pretty much the exact opposite.

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Same goes for the Civil Rights Act of 1964,

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which outlawed discrimination based on race as well as sex,

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religion, and national origin. So that's quite the case

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against B and C. Good-bye.

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Did Plessy v. Ferguson share any similarities with

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D - the goals of the Populist Party?

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Well, the Populist Party advocated more for economic

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policies protecting farmers, not civil rights.

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So that mows over D, too.

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Which means that the ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson has the most in common

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with A - "Jim Crow" segregation laws.

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Jim Crow laws required African Americans to drink

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from separate water fountains, receive treatment

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in separate hospitals, and ride in separate train cars.

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Plessy v. Ferguson rubber-stamped this segregation

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by affirming that whole "separate but equal" business.

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So the answer is A.

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Though the Supreme Court is supposed to protect the rights of all citizens,

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well, sometimes you really have to question its judgement.