Plessy v. Ferguson: Impact & Summary


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In 1896, the Supreme Court ruled that the state of Louisiana did not violate the 14th Amendment because:

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1. Which of the following BEST defines Jim Crow?

2. What impact did the Brown v. Board of Education ruling have on Plessy v. Ferguson?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the elements of Plessy v. Ferguson. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the impact of Brown v. Board of Education.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Cause of Homer Plessy's arrest
  • Definition of Jim Crow
  • Brown v. Board of Education

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the elements of Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the 14th Amendment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the end of race- and gender-based discrimination

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on the elements of Plessy v. Ferguson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the basic facts of Plessy's lawsuit
  • Understand the Supreme Court's rationale for its ruling
  • Recognize the impact of the court's decision
  • Know how and when Plessy v. Ferguson was eventually struck down