Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas was a landmark case about a little girl named Linda Carol Brown and the hardships she took on togo to a different school.

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Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas was a landmark case in which the final ruling changed the lives of every United States citizen from the ruling until now because it desegregated all the schools in the country. The case was about a little girl, Linda Carol Brown, who was told she could not go to school at the school that was close to her own neighborhood. The cases ruling overturned that of one case that had been tried many years before. This case was Plessy v. Ferguson. The courts separate but equal doctrine was now annulled. Jim Crow Laws were also nixed. "In 1866 congress proposed the Fourteenth Amendment" (Tushnet 198). It would ensure that the conical Civil Rights Act would unquestionably be constitutional. The Civil Rights Act was rewritten to evade the discomforting questions that were bound to arise of a congressional attack upon State racial segregation laws.

The Fourteenth Amendment, which was the Civil Right Act, was created to constitutionalize the Civil Rights Act of 1866 (Tushnet 198).

Plessy v Ferguson was a Supreme Court case that was tried in 1896. This case was the first of its kind, the kind that was fighting the "Separate but Equal" act of congress, and segregation. This case came about because a man named Homer Plessy, who was a very small portion black, sat in the "whites only" section of the railroad car. When he was asked to move he was arrested on the spot, and charged with violating the Jim Crow Car Act of 1890. His lawyer defended him by stating that the "Louisiana statute which Plessy was arrested and charged with was null and void as a violation of both the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments" (Abraham and Perry 340). The case was ruled that the arrest...