Brown Vs Board Of Education Essay

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Brown vs. Board of Education is actually a name that was given to five separate court cases that were heard by the United States Supreme Court regarding segregation in public schools. A man by the name of Marshall was the one who argued the case before the court. Even though he brought up a variety of legal issues the most common was the separate school for white and blacks was unequal which violates the equal protection clause which is in the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Marshall also argued that the segregated school system made black children fill lower to white children and Marshall believed that a system should not be legally allowed. In 1953 Chief Justice Warren was able to do something that the others couldn’t do which was bringing all the Justices together to agree that segregation in public schools was considered unconstitutional. There was opposition especially in the southern states but the justices had a plan for how the desegregation was to proceed. Even though it would be years before all segregated schools systems were segregated the Brown vs. Board of Education was responsible for getting the whole process underway. …show more content…

On May 26th, 1965 the bill was passed by the senate and then after debating it for more than a month the House of Representative passed the bill on July 9th, 1965. President Johnson then signed the bill on August 6th, 1965 with Martin Luther King Jr along with other civil right movement leaders. This act helped banned literacy test and federal oversight for voter registration where less than 50% of the non-white population has not registered to vote. It also gave the attorney general the authorization to investigate poll taxes in local and state elections. The act alone helped the voter turnout to rise especially in the

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  • Explains that brown vs. board of education was a name given to five separate court cases that were heard by the united states supreme court regarding segregation in public schools.
  • Explains that the voting rights act of 1965 was signed into law by united states president lyndon johnson to overcome the legal barriers at local and state levels which prevented african americans to vote.
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