Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Movement is undoubtedly one of the most important time periods that happened to this nation. It not only stopped discrimination for just blacks, it also had a ripple effect that touched every race. After the Civil War the south hated African-Americans. That is why they created the Klu Klux Klan. This group kept the African Americans out of power by lynching and overall killing many of this race. The south never quite agreed with the federal government. That is why they passed the Jim Crow Laws, which ultimately caused mass segregation under the idea of “separate but equal”. The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments helped but southerners still didn’t follow them. If it wasn’t for the acts of civil disobedience which derived from events like the case of Brown Vs. Board of Education and the lunch counter sit-ins, the government wouldn’t have taken action on the south. It was these actions, which ultimately cause integration creating a more equal United States.

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