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Question Answer
Sharecropping Some planters solved their labor problems with Sharecropping.
Crop-lien system This arrangement was known as the crop-lien system.
poll taxes To deprive African Americans of the right to vote, southern legislatures instituted poll taxes fixed taxes imposed on every voter.
literacy tests Literacy tests- tests that barred those who could not read from voting.
Segregation To further deprive African Americans of their rights, state legislatures initiated a series of laws designed to enforce segregation, or separation, of the races.
Who is Madame C. J. Walker? Explain how she was able to do what she did. Madame C.J. Walker is a leading African American entrepreneur, was one of the first women in the United States to become a millionaire. With very little money started making hair products for African Americans.
Name 5 examples of Jim Crow Laws. Use your book and computer to find the examples. Had to use separate drinking fountains, public bathrooms, train cars, schools, and parks.
Provide 3 or more real signs that are representative of the Jim Crow Laws. Plessy v. Ferguson, poll taxes, and literacy tests.
Describe the court case Plessy v. Ferguson. Again, use your books and computers to explain this court case. He had to be separated from whites who were riding in the train. He lost his case in court.
How did the Jim Crow Laws and the Plessy v. Ferguson case affect African Americans in the South? Jim Crow Laws and Plessy v. Ferguson reminded them they aren't equal with whi

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