seperat but equal

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vocabulary for separate but equal

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Dred Scott. Sanford 1857 case of a slave named Dred Scott. the supreme court ruled that enslaved African Americans were property , not citizens, and had no rights under the constitution.
Plessy v. Ferguson 1896 case about homer Plessy , a black men , who purchased a ticket to ride the whites only railroad car in Louisiana. case established ''separate but equal'' doctrine..
Brown v. Board of education of Topeka Kansas 1954 banned segregation in public schools.
Briggs v. Elliot 1954 case that challenge segregated schools in clarendon county, south Carolina.
Korematsu v. united states 1944 during WWI Japanese American citizens living on west coast were moved to internment camps. supreme court upheld the president authority to do this this case is an example of the president power to issue an executive order , checks and balances and judicial review.
University of California v. Bkke 1978 supreme court case on affirmative action. it bars use of racial quota system in college admissions but also affirmative action program are constitutional .
14th amendment one of the civil war amendments defined us citizenship and guarantees equal protection under the laws.
de jure segregation segregation established by law .
de facto segregation latin phrase . segregation that occurred NOT by law but result of traditon
jim crow laws segregation laws in south
original jurisdiction authority of the court to hear a case for the First time
Appellate jurisdiction the authority of a court to hear case APPEALED from a lower court
Legal brief a other in document explaining the position of one side or the other in case.
majority opinion a statement that present the views of majority of the supreme court justices regarding a case
dissenting opinion a statement written by supreme court justice who disagrees with the majority opinion , presenting his or her own opinion
state Decisis principle followed by judges and supreme court a latin term that means let yesterday decision stand
precedent ruling that is used as the basis for judicial decision in a later similar case.
Reverend J. A. Delaine he want people to sign the paper for better school.
harry briggs jr had to walk 5 miles to school when he attend another school
Thurgood marshall head attorney for the black parents against segregate schools
john w davis lawyer who represented south Carolina court case arguing for segregation laws in south Carolina
earl warren chief justice of supreme court in briggs vs Elliot .
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