Category: John Bustillo


This project will highlight the legal rise of racially charged laws and conversely its legal demise in the United States, with a focus on the impact these decisions have on… Read more »

Reconstruction Era

The 13th Amendment (1865) Within the Library of Congress is the bill that would become the 13thamendment, when it was ratified on December 6, 1865. The 13thamendment surrounds the question… Read more »

Jim Crow Era

Voter Restriction Laws After the Great Compromise in 1877 states across the country, the focused more in the South established voter restriction laws which subverted the 15thamendment as it did… Read more »

Civil Rights Era

Brown v. Board of Education (1954) This source was found on the Library of Congress website within the category of Supreme Court cases, in particular, the Warren Court. Decided on… Read more »


Citations “Primary Documents in American History.” Plessy v. Ferguson: Primary Documents in American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress). May/June, 1896. Accessed April 25, 2019. “Transcript of… Read more »