Jim Crow Laws

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What Were Jim Crow Laws?

Jim Crow laws were state and local laws enforcing racial segregation in the Southern United States. Enacted after the Reconstruction period, these laws continued in force until 1965.

Cause & Effect

The cause of the Jim Crow Laws was the freeing of slaves.

The effects of these laws was the separation of blacks and whites. Education was separated, water fountains, restaurants, hotels, ETC.

The theory of the laws were to make things Separate but "Equal"

These laws produced many riots, strikes,marches, and many other things to get rid of the Separate but "Equal" Jim Crow Laws

President During This Time

The president at the beginning of this time was President Rutherford B. Hayes

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Facts About The Law

Jim Crow laws, in U.S. history, statutes enacted by Southern states and municipalities, beginning in the 1880s, that legalized segregation between blacks and whites.

How The Laws Came To An End

  • President President Lyndon B. Johnson pushed Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which immediately ended Jim Crow laws.
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.