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- Civil Rights : The rights of individuals to political and social freedom and equality.
- Black Americans : The term to describe the Black population of the United States has changed. In the period 1850 to the beginning of the 20th Century, the term usually used was 'coloured'. One of the major civil rights organisations of the 20th century, founded in 1909, was the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP). For the period from the early 20th century to the 1960s the term '*****' was used. Since 1970, the term 'black American' has come into use. Most recently, the term 'African American' has become widespread.
- Slavery : A condition of involuntary service. Black Africans were brought to America as slaves from 1607. Until the abolition of slavery in 1865, black American were treated as the property of their white owners, without rights. Free black Americans in northern states, suffered racial discrimination because of their ethnic background and, in many cases, were treated as second-class citizens.
- Old South : The Area of the USA which compromised the Confederate States of America, which had seceded from the USA in 1861 to defend slavery, thus causing the Civil War. These states included Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Tennessee and Arkansas. East Texas was also an area with extensive slavery.
- Confederate States of America : A country created as a result of the American Civil War. It compromised 11 states, which were formerly part of the USA: Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Tennessee and Arkansas. Only four slave states did NOT officially join the Confederacy, Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware.
- Segregation : The separation of black and white Americans, in terms of Education, presHousing, Recreational facilities, Transportation, and the Armed Forces. In some states, primarily in the Old South, segregation was enforced by law and as known as legal or de jure segregation. In other parts of the USA, racial discrimination of an informal nature, usually in housing, was known as de facto segregation.
- US Constitution : A document that embodies the fundamental laws…