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Mock Trial Of The Plessy V. Ferguson Case

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In order to show how the “separate but equal” doctrine came to be, as a class we created a mock trial of the Plessy v. Ferguson case. The idea of separate but equal allowed states to segregate black and white people through public services and accommodations for over 60 years. Despite this idea of equality in the doctrine, many people took advantage of it, as it gave both black and white people an influence on whether they were inferior or superior. Through our mock trial, we were able to establish new ideas and come up with questions to consider beyond the case. Besides that, I think we were capable of formulating arguments that applied to our sides. However, we were lacking in the ability to answer the questions from supreme court justices
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