Plessy Vs Ferguson for Dickerson Mac and Caputo

Back Ground.The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America

It is the  law of our country.

Amendments: There have been changes to the Constitution in the time since it was written  and put into effect on September 17th 1787.  These changes are called amendments. An amendment  is a change to the original  constitution. An amendment must be proposed by two thirds of the Congress to be considered and needs three fourths of the Congress to vote in favor of the change to take effect.

Amendments ending slavery and establishing citizenship for ex slaves.

What was the 13th Amendment? Freed the slaves in the United states.

What was the 14th Amendment? Gave ex-slaves their rights as United States Citizens

What was the 15th Amendment? Guaranteed the right to vote to all male exslaves

Plessy VS.Fersuson

What was this case about? What happened that led to the Supreme Court Case?

Tell what happened in this Supreme court Case and what it meant for civil rights?

Discuss the concept of “separate but equal”?

13 responses

  1. Richard Abreu

    Separate but equal meant that people were black and white but there still equal.The people were separated in schools,bathrooms,waiting rooms,and family’s. Homer Plessy went to went on train in the white section and said he’s black and he went to jail.He went to court and lost then he to another court and lost. Supreme court said that separate but equal was fair this seperated everyone by race and black people did not get their civil rights.

    January 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm

  2. Jopua

    The case was about Plessy challenging the law.Plessy went to a train and said ”i am black’ in the white section and got arrested.In the Supreme court,he challenged the laws and the Supreme court said no.Separate but equal means they were equal but separate.

    January 25, 2012 at 12:18 pm

  3. Sequoya

    This case is about plessy gets on a train and sits in the white section and says i m black and he got a arrested but he really looks white. so he goes to every court and he loses so he gets to the supreme court and he loses that and the 9 people say it is ok becase they are separate but equal. separate but equal means you are separate but you have the same rights. But that was not true they did not have their civil rights

    January 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm

  4. Joshua

    The case was about Plessy challenging the law.Plessy went to a train and said ”i am black’ in the white section and got arrested.In the Supreme court,he challenged the laws and the Supreme court said no.Separate but equal means they were equal but separate.

    January 25, 2012 at 12:21 pm

  5. Chazz Browning

    The case was about Plessy challanging the law.He went on a train to the white section an says I am black!
    And gets aressted. While in the serpreme court,he challenged the law to see.And they said no!Seprate but EQUAL.That ment blacks get treated same as whites but this did not happen under separate but equal

    January 25, 2012 at 12:21 pm

  6. Joshua

    But that separate equal was really not really equal

    January 25, 2012 at 12:22 pm

  7. RAESHON

    PLESSY WAS IN THE WHITE SECTION AND HE YELLED OUT I AM BLACK HE DID THIS BECAUSE HE WANTE D TO FIGHT THE SEGREGATION LAWS. HE GOT ARRESTED AND HE LOST THE CASE AND IT WENT UP TO THE SUPREME COURT. THE SUPREME COURT SAID SEPAARETE BUT EQUAL AND THIS IT KEPT BLACKS SEPARATE AND MAD SURE THEY DID NOT HAV E THEIR CIVIL RIGHTS.

    January 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm

  8. A white man looked like a black man and he sat in the white section and he announced that he was black and then he went to Jail . H e fought his case in the local courts and he lost then it went to the supreme court and he lost . They ruled that is was ok to have separate as long as things were equal . Thsi prevented black from having their civil rights.

    January 25, 2012 at 12:29 pm

  9. Derek

    1.Homer plessy cunfest that hey was black to go to jail.
    2.Becous he wanted to challange sivrel rights.
    3.The suprem court said that seperet but eqoul is rite.
    4.And that chaned a hol lot of things. Black people now did not get their civil rights

    January 25, 2012 at 12:31 pm

  10. Ryan

    The Plessy vs Fersusen case was about Homer Plessy. He was a black man who looked white. He yelled he was black and was arrested. The case was brought all the way to supreme court. He fought for equal rights, and to end segregation and lost. Separate but equal means black and white people were said to be equal but were separated. This made segregation legal.

    January 25, 2012 at 12:32 pm

  11. The case was about a black man who looked white and wanted to challenge the segregation laws. Homer Plessy. There was a a law that white and black people had to ride in separate cars. Plessy sat in the white car and then announced he was black. He got arrested. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court and the Supreme court ruled that segregation was legal based on the ideas of separate but equal. This ruling made segregation legal and prevented black people from getting there rights for 50 years.
    Thomas

    January 26, 2012 at 9:41 am

  12. This case was about Homer Plessy wanted to go Supreme Court to get rid of the segregation rules. He looked white but he was black went to the train and the rule was no black people in the cars. He yelled out I am black the case went to two courts and he lost. Then he loses in the Supreme court on the idea of separate but equal meaning that it was to treat black people differently. I think back then they thought black people were aliens. This ruling it changed blacks for the worse,now it was legal to segregate.

    by Tyler.

    January 26, 2012 at 10:43 am

  13. P-Mosh

    That photo is not Homer Plessy, or anyone else involved in the “Plessy” case. That is a photo of P. B. S. Pinchback, the first African American governor in the United States (from Louisiana). He served as Louisiana’s governor for just 35 days in 1872-1873.

    June 26, 2012 at 8:02 pm

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