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Supreme Court Landmark Case: Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

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Learn more about the 1896 landmark Supreme Court decision Plessy v. Ferguson. In this case, the Supreme Court declared legal "separate but equal" laws requiring black and white citizens to use segregated facilities. The decision ushered in an era of "Jim Crow" in the American South.

General Information

Subject(s): Social Studies
Grade Level(s): 11
Intended Audience: Students
Suggested Technology: Computers for Students, Internet Connection
Instructional Time: 5 Minute(s)
Resource supports reading in content area: Yes
Keywords: U.S. History, grade 11, Supreme Court, Plessy v. Ferguson, landmark case, separate but equal, segregation, Jim Crow, Homer Plessy, equal protection clause, 14th Amendment, Justice John Marshall Harlan
Instructional Component Type(s): Text Resource Tutorial
Resource Collection: Social Studies - U.S. History Existing Student Tutorials

Aligned Standards

Name Description
SS.912.A.2.5: Assess how Jim Crow Laws influenced life for African Americans and other racial/ethnic minority groups.

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the United States History End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the United States History End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 19-21. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.912.C.3.10: Evaluate the significance and outcomes of landmark Supreme Court cases.
Examples are Marbury v. Madison, Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, Gideon v. Wainwright, Miranda v. Arizona, Tinker v. Des Moines, Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, United States v. Nixon, Roe v. Wade, Bush v. Gore, Texas v. Johnson, Mapp v. Ohio, McCulloch v. Maryland, District of Columbia v. Heller.