American History Historical Court Cases (Plessy Vs. Ferguson)

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  • 1. 
    In what state did the Plessy vs. Ferguson case take place?
    • A. 

      Ohio

    • B. 

      Florida

    • C. 

      Georgia

    • D. 

      Louisiana

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    The Plessy vs. Ferguson case was essentially over the topic of fair and equal pay (wages)?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    On what type of transportation did the Plessy vs. Ferguson case center around?
    • A. 

      City buses

    • B. 

      Trains

    • C. 

      Taxis

    • D. 

      Steamboats

  • 4. 
    Which other famous and historical event, not being studied right now, is similar to this case and dealt with discrimination on public transportation.
  • 5. 
    What is the first name of "Plessy" from the Plessy vs. Ferguson case?
  • 6. 
    Plessy was eventually found innocent of committing any crime dealing with where he must ride on public transportation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    According to the Supreme Court, which amendment eventually convicted Homer Plessy of his crime?
    • A. 

      12th amendment

    • B. 

      1st amendment

    • C. 

      13th amendment

    • D. 

      14th amendment

    • E. 

      Homer was innocent!

  • 8. 
    Which court case later (in 1954) would eventually overrule and change future decisions on topics of this matter?
  • 9. 
    The Plessy vs. Ferguson case took place around the time of the Great Depression.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Supreme Court essentially legalized "seperate but equal" when they ruled against Plessy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Approximately what percent African-American was Mr. Plessy?
    • A. 

      0%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      10%

    • D. 

      30%

  • 12. 
    What "confusing" quote did Justice Henry Billings Brown give for his explanation of why he rejected Plessy's appeal?
  • 13. 
    What 2 amendments did Plessy say were violated in his appeal to the Supreme Court
  • 14. 
    The Supreme Court then and now have the power to INTERPET what they believe an amendment or law is saying. Whether their interpretation is essentially what matters in deciding a case.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False