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What happened in 1890 concerning civil rights?

A. Twenty states passed laws making it illegal to discriminate against a person because of race.

B. Twenty states passed laws that made segregation illegal.

C. Twenty states passed laws that enacted segregation laws.

D. The Ku Klux Klan was formed.

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Answer: C. Twenty states passed laws that enacted segregation laws.

In 1890, many states passed laws that led to the enactment of many segregation laws (also known as Jim Crow laws). Segregation laws led to segregated public facilities in parks, schools, bus stops, etc., and these laws were practiced all over the United States solely to keep blacks and whites separated. With these laws, blacks (African Americans) were treated as second-clad citizens having just a few rights and privileges.

Southern states in particular enforced segregation laws with fully backed support from the legislature. Interactions between African Americans and whites were greatly restricted after 20 different states in the US enforced these laws. States Louisiana and New Orleans passed the law making separate accommodations for black and white passengers in railroads. In other words, Jim Crow laws stood strong and influenced everyday activities in the United States with these laws getting to their peak in the 1890s.

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