Intro to American Po

Term Definition
De jure discrimination Discrimination by law
De Facto discrimination Discrimination by tradition and habit
Dred Scott v. Sanford After Scott went to a free state the courts said he had to come back and said he was not a citizen of the free state. Also said he should not be able to bring a case to court
Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in the confederacy
Black codes laws that explicitly took away rights from African Americans
15th amendment gives former slaves the right to vote
Jim Crow laws implicitly take rights away from African Americans
Plessy v. Furguson Upheld segregation
Two-part strategy toward civil rights 1) litigation 2)Protest
Civil Rights act of 1964 -fully takes away de jure segregation-created fair housing
Voting rights act of 1965 allows everyone to vote
what were the 2 approaches to gender equality? -one side wanted a national amendment -other side wanted to use a state by state strategy
what caused the second split of the groups involved in gender equality? -less violent side-more violent side
Title IX creates equality in education

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