Why Is The 14th Amendment Important

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The segregation law enforced separated railroads for colored people only. Plessy sat in at an “only white people” section and he was arrested. The fourteenth Amendment and the equal clause. “The 14th Amendment could not have been intended to abolish distinctions based upon color or a commingling of the races of the races” (Plessy v. Ferguson). Colored people couldn’t eat at white-only restaurants or play in white-only playgrounds. They segregated the schools and textbooks, white-only received the better outcome they had better school and building and water fountains etc. Colored people received the downgraded version of the products. If they weren’t any spots for a white person to sit down then a colored person had to let them sit while they

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