Choose one of the essay prompts below. In your essay, your first paragraph will be your introduction and should state the purpose of your answer. Then write 3 paragraphs, each based on one document you have selected as especially important evidence for your essay’s purpose. You will have discussed three documents.Write a concluding paragraph showing that you have proven your case for a total of five paragraphs
- In Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court declared segregation unconstitutional and overturned the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson precedent. Write an essay on the path to this historic 1954 decision that examines at least three cases or circumstances that contributed to it after the Plessy decision. Follow the instructions above and use specific examples from iLearn and the reading.
- The Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified in 1868 as one of the post-Civil War measures. The next fifty years brought many changes in the interpretation of this amendment with regard to civil rights and human rights. Demonstrate this by drawing on three specific decisions or other examples to show the use of the amendment in the 20th century.