The Times They Are A-Changin’
The Constitution & Civil Rights
What are civil rights?
  Civil rights are legal
 claims for protection
       that citizens are
entitled to make upon
    ...
A Changing Constitution
Some of the ways the Bill of Rights has
grown to change with society…
• guaranteed due process
• a...
Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896
            The Court said that
            segregation is legal
            as long as the
     ...
Brown v. Board, 1954
The Supreme
Court reversed
their decision in
Plessy, and
declared racial
segregation “inherently uneq...
Brown v. Board, 1954
                                     The Court said that
                                     separat...
Civil Rights Act, 1964
The Civil Rights Act declared:
• no segregation in public places
• no discrimination in employment
...
So, how far have
 we come since
Brown v. Board?
Are our
schools really
desegregated?
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The Constitution and Civil Rights

  1. 1. The Times They Are A-Changin’ The Constitution & Civil Rights
  2. 2. What are civil rights? Civil rights are legal claims for protection that citizens are entitled to make upon the government.
  3. 3. A Changing Constitution Some of the ways the Bill of Rights has grown to change with society… • guaranteed due process • abolished slavery • increased suffrage (voting rights) • equal protection
  4. 4. Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896 The Court said that segregation is legal as long as the facilities are “separate but equal.”
  5. 5. Brown v. Board, 1954 The Supreme Court reversed their decision in Plessy, and declared racial segregation “inherently unequal.”
  6. 6. Brown v. Board, 1954 The Court said that separating people only based on race is a violation of 14th Amendment rights. the Brown family in Topeka, Kansas
  7. 7. Civil Rights Act, 1964 The Civil Rights Act declared: • no segregation in public places • no discrimination in employment based on race, gender, or national origin Pres. Lyndon Johnson signing the Act in 1964.
  8. 8. So, how far have we come since Brown v. Board?
  9. 9. Are our schools really desegregated?
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