Swann vs. charlotte By: Danielle Myers, Brandon Moretz

Background of this case:
This case was brought up in 1971 on be behalf of a six year old African American child who was denied enrollment in a mostly Caucasian populated school. This case came after the Brown vs. the Board of Education in 1954 which abolished segregation in schools in the United States. Despite the ruling to desegregate schools, student bodies were still racialy divided.

Constitutional significance of this case:
In violation of:
!4th amendment: Defines United States citizenship; guarantees all citizens “equal protection of the laws.”

Decision/precedent set by this case:
It ended the racial segregation in the United States schools which made it possible to create diversity in all the schools. It allowed students to choose school that were not in there district.

Important terms/concepts related to this case:
Equal Protection clause: It is an attempt to defend the contract made by United States to treat all men equal.



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