SAT Subject US History Practice Question 344: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 344

55. The thin disguise of 'equal' accommodations for passengers in railroad coaches will not mislead anyone, nor atone for the wrong this day done. Justice John Harlan wrote the dissenting opinion quoted above at the conclusion of which Supreme Court case?

A. Dred Scott v. Sanford
B. Plessy v. Ferguson
C. Powell v. Alabama
D. Sweatt v. Painter
E. Brown v. Board of Education

Correct Answer: B


Plessy v. Ferguson dealt with a claim brought by an African American that the railroad violated his constitutional rights when it enforced segregated seating.

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