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Use primary documents and images to discover the ways state and local governments restricted the newly gained freedoms of African Americans after the Civil War. Compare, contrast, and analyze post-war legislation, court decisions (including Plessy v. Ferguson), and a political cartoon by Thomas Nast to understand life in Jim Crow states. 

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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  • Identify the ways state and local governments restricted the freedoms and rights of African Americans.
  • Differentiate between legislation that helped and hurt African Americans between 1860 and the 1960’s.
  • Categorize Jim Crow laws based on primary documents.
  • Explain the effect of Jim Crow laws on the post-Civil War African American population.
  • Describe how the Plessy v. Ferguson case established the idea of “separate but equal.”
  • Distinguish between the resistance movements of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois.

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