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Civil Rights

Institutionalized Racism A form of racism which is structured into political and social institutions. It occurs when organizations, institutions or governments discriminate, either deliberately or indirectly, against certain groups of people to limit their rights.
Nativist a person or group that demands better treatment for people who are already in an area, and treats newcomers as if they have a lower status
White Supremacist a person who believes that the white race is better than all other races and should have control over all other races
Miscegenation the interbreeding of people considered to be of different racial types (bi-racial relationships)
Amendment a change to the United States Constitution
Dissent is a strong disagreement with government. It involves non-violent, legal protest, action or organized movement
Judicial Review the power of the Supreme Court to decide if the laws and actions follow the Constitution
Civil Disobedience openly disobeying the law, without resorting to violence or active measures of opposition
Interest Groups organizations whose members work for the same goal and want to change government policy of some kind
Poll Tax a fee paid in order to register to vote
Desegregation the process of ending the separation of two groups usually referring to races
Plessy V. Ferguson a Supreme Court decision that allowed states to continue segregating public transportation and facilities based on race
Brown V. Board of Education a Supreme Court ruling that declared it was unconstitutional to have separate schools for African American and white students
Abolitionist people who favored the ending of slavery. They were typically in the Republican party and living in the North.
Seceded or Secession to withdraw formally from membership. In this unit, it means that the South formally left the United States and started their own country - The Confederate States of America.
Speculation the forming of a theory without firm evidence.
Instituted the North was making sure that the South/Democrats did not create any legal racism. Obviously this did not happen, the South did put racism into law with the passage of Jim Crow laws and Plessey vs. Ferguson.
Advocated publicly support
Implementing put into effect. In this unit it means that African-Americans put movements into place to end segregation and Jim Crow Laws
Deprive deny someone the use of something. In this unit it meant to deny African-Americans rights, citizenship, or voting
Abridge deprive someone or take away. The 13th, 14th, 15th Amendments said that the states are NOT allowed to take away African-Americans natural rights, citizenship rights, or voting rights
Created by: JenBeckler