The Supreme Court And Civil Rights Research Paper by hicaliber

An examination of civil rights cases in the Supreme Court, in the post-Reconstruction period.
# 93490 | 2,301 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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The writer argues that one of the major reasons why African-Americans failed to achieve equality in the United States, following the Civil War, is due to the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States. The writer proposes that this makes it necessary to examine the records of this branch of the American government in order to determine how these decisions impacted African-Americans after the Civil War. The paper analyzes five important Supreme Court cases adjudicated following the war, which made equality in the United States impossible for African-Americans. The paper concludes that these decisions of the Supreme Court undermined the ability of African-Americans to obtain equality under the law and had a very detrimental effect on this brave and often dangerous quest to gain equality in America during the days of the post-Reconstruction Era.

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Pheffer, Leo. This Honorable Court: A History of the United States Supreme Court. Boston: Hippocrene Books, Inc., 1965.

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