Jim Crow, Black Laws, and the Klu Klux Klan

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Who was 'Jim Crow'
A man who dressed like a black person to mock black people for white people's entertainment
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Define segregation
Separating people based on their traits e.g. skin colour, race, religion
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What were the 'Black codes'?
Laws that limited civil rights and civil liberties of black Americans
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What are civil rights?
Rights to protect individuals freedom
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Define descrimination
Being prejudice against someone, in the case of black America, because of their skin colour
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What were the 'Jim Crow Laws'?
They were laws in the southern states of America between 1876 and 1965. They segregated black people from white people and meant that they couldn't go to the same schools,use the same public toilets or water fountains among other things
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What percent of the population over 25 had a high school diploma (white people and black)?
White: 36.4% Black: 13.7%
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How much more money did the state of South Carolina spend on white-only schools than black-only?
3 times as much
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How much more money did the state of South Carolina spend on white-only transport than black-only?
100 times more!
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When was the Klu Klux Klan formed?
In 1866 by soldiers from the Confederate Army in six southern states
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What was the purpose of the Klu Klux Klan?
To maintain slavery, gain revenge for the loss of the Civil War to the northern states and make sure that the black Americans would not become equal citizens in the southern states at least!
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