AP U.S. History Exam 1.33. Which of the following bore the most similarity to Plessy v. Ferguson?
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|Reconstruction||Stripping African Americans of Rights|
|Social and Political Changes||Plessy v. Ferguson and the Struggle for Black Rights|
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And now the question:
Which of the following bore the most similarity to
Plessy versus Ferguson? And here are your potential answers.
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The ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson
affirmed the constitutionality of "separate
but equal," which threw a huge wrench in African Americans'
plans for racial equality. Are the same ideas behind the
Plessy v. Ferguson ruling reflected in B -
Brown v. Board of Education?
Well, actually, Brown versus the Board of Education was the case
that essentially overturned Plessy versus Ferguson,
at least in regards to segregated schools.
So they're pretty much the exact opposite.
Same goes for the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
which outlawed discrimination based on race as well as sex,
religion, and national origin. So that's quite the case
against B and C. Good-bye.
Did Plessy v. Ferguson share any similarities with
D - the goals of the Populist Party?
Well, the Populist Party advocated more for economic
policies protecting farmers, not civil rights.
So that mows over D, too.
Which means that the ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson has the most in common
with A - "Jim Crow" segregation laws.
Jim Crow laws required African Americans to drink
from separate water fountains, receive treatment
in separate hospitals, and ride in separate train cars.
Plessy v. Ferguson rubber-stamped this segregation
by affirming that whole "separate but equal" business.
So the answer is A.
Though the Supreme Court is supposed to protect the rights of all citizens,
well, sometimes you really have to question its judgement.