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The Supreme Court case, Plessy vs. Ferguson, stated that being separate but equal was okay. Later that case was overturned in 1954 with the Supreme Court case, Brown vs. Board of Education. This case was important because it brought segregation into the US, which left a negative impact in the American society.

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Plessy v. Ferguson Primary Source Activity

Plessy v. Ferguson Primary Source Worksheet teaches students about one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in history, forcing African Americans to live with Jim Crow laws for the following 50 years. Students are guided through the case while examining excerpts of the Supreme Court decision. This can be used in class or as homework as it’s a completely stand alone assignment. This is also perfect for substitute teacher plans. And of course, a key is included.


Interactive Map for Jim Crow laws. Click on a category, then on a state to show what that state's Jim Crow laws were in the 1950s and 60s

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Supreme Court Case Study: Plessy v. Ferguson

Plessy v. Ferguson case study worksheet that is broken into a case summary, facts, issue, ruling, dissent and impactStudents identify the key people involved in the case, the ruling of the case, and are asked to connect this case to the Jim Crow LawsMade By: Curriculum Candy


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