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Jim Crow laws were designed to

a. defend the rights and freedoms of African Americans.
b. limit the rights and freedoms of African Americans.
c. end segregation throughout the South after the Civil War.
d. end segregation throughout the South before the Civil War.

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60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center’s education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 2590, Jim Crow laws
What were Jim Crow laws? Find out on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2589, Equal protection and equal opportunity
What does equal protection of the laws mean? Find out on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2588, Arbitrary barriers to rights
The equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment protects you from arbitrary infringement of your rights.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2587, The equal protection clause
Equal protection of the laws is rooted in the Declaration's statement that "all Men are created equal."
60-Second Civics: Episode 2586, Incorporation of criminal procedures
Why has the Supreme Court been reluctant to incorporate criminal procedural guarantees? Find out on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2585, Selective incorporation
What is selective incorporation? Find out on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2584, Gitlow vs. New York
Today we explore Gitlow vs. New York, the 1925 freedom of expression case.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2583, Interpreting due process
In the twentieth century, the Court began the process of incorporating the Bill of Rights.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2582, Fundamental rights recognized by the courts
The states must show they have a compelling interest in order to regulate certain fundamental rights.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2581, The courts and fundamental rights
How do the courts deal with issues of fundamental rights? Find out on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2580, Substantive due process
Today on the podcast we learn about substantive due process.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2579, Comparing the adversarial and inquisitorial systems
Which is better, the adversarial or inquisitorial system of justice? Learn the arguments on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2578, The fight theory of justice
What is the fight theory of justice? Find out on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2577, Beyond a reasonable doubt
In the American and English systems of justice, criminal defendants do not have to prove their innocence.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2576, Adversarial vs. inquisitorial systems of justice
Today we examine the adversarial and inquisitorial systems of justice.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2575, Examples of due process
What does due process of law mean? Find out on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2574, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments and due process
Today we delve into due process and procedural due process.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2573, Due process of law
Due process of law is both an ancient and evolving concept.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2572, Discriminatory laws
Discriminatory laws aimed at reducing the political power of African Americans sowed the seeds of the civil rights movement.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2571, The Fifteenth Amendment
The Civil War amendments were not enough to protect the rights of African Americans.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2570, Black Codes
Learn about the Black Codes on today's podcast and how the country responded.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2569, How the country changed after the Civil War
The Civil War and the Thirteenth Amendment ended slavery. The war resolved many other issues as well.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2568, The Emancipation Proclamation and presidential power
Not everyone was happy with the Emancipation Proclamation.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2567, The Emancipation Proclamation
Abraham Lincoln used emancipation as a weapon of war.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2566, Lincoln asserts his authority
Lincoln ignored the Supreme Court's ruling on habeas corpus, and Congress backed him up with legislation.