Differences Between The Nuremberg Laws And The Jim Crow Laws

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Throughout the 1800’s and 1900’s in the southern region of the United States, all African Americans were treated like they didn’t belong here in this country. Almost all white males that were wealthy owned a plethora of African Americans as their personal slaves. They would work days upon days for their respective owners. Whether it was picking cotton or doing whatever their owner asked of them, they were pretty much treated like they were anything but a human being. They were treated poorly and their living conditions can probably be considered as inhumane. The quality of life for the two races in our beloved country had a huge difference. This era was more commonly known as the Jim Crow era. “Jim Crow describes the segregationist social system…show more content…
Both the Nuremberg Laws and the Jim Crow laws aim at a particular race or group of people. The Nuremberg laws were very strict. They would provide screenings to see if a particular person was of Jewish descent. If you had any kind of Jewish trace throughout your family tree, you were considered to be a Jew. Even if it was that person’s great grandfather, they were still considered a Jew by the Nazi’s. The Jim Crow Laws were aimed at African Americans that lived in the United States. These laws were different, as the African Americans didn’t have to go through any screening process. It was plain and simple for people to figure out due to their skin color. The Nuremberg Laws were aimed at the Jewish population of Europe in the German region, as well as the people that the Nazi’s deemed as unfit to contribute to their war efforts. The laws themselves aren’t identical; however, both sets of laws made the lives of those affected by it a living hell. The African Americans in the United States had to use separate bathrooms. They would have to sit in the rear of the bus, or even surrender their seat to a white person if there were no seats available. They were made to go to a specific school rather than going to the nearest local public school, which was an all white school. They had to use different medical facilities that were far less superior to those that the white people got to use in America. The Jews in Europe were made to surrender their citizenship. They were forbidden from having any relationships or a marriage with those of the Aryan race. The Nazis boycotted all Jewish owned stores, which forced many of them to close their stores and go out of business. Both sets of laws caused a lot of violence in their respective

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