HELP The two landmark Supreme Court cases -Plessy v. Ferguson (1890) and the case that overturned it, Brown v.?
Write an essay about the two landmark Supreme Court cases - Plessy v. Ferguson (1890) and the case that overturned it, Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Begin by briefly explaining the background of both cases: Who was Plessy and what did he want the Court to do? What was the goal of the plaintiff in the Brown case? Then, explain what Amendment to the Constitution both of these cases involved. What was the result of these two cases?
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Plessy v Ferguson was all because Plessy got thrown off a train. He stated that blacks and whites should be allowed to share the same train.
Well what, his wish came true. In the form of segregation. The ruling stated that separate but equal was okay. Blacks on one car Whites on another. Brown v. Board of Education states that segregation is wrong and overturned Plessy v. Ferguson allowing integrated classrooms.
The amendment was the 15th Amendment.