The Jim Crow laws were state and local laws in the United States enacted between 1876 and 1965. There was a racial segregation in all public facilities, with a supposedly "separate but equal" status for black Americans. This led to accommodations that were usually inferior to those provided for white Americans.This system had a number of economic, educational and social disadvantages. Examples of Jim Crow laws are the segregation in public schools, public places and public transportation, and the segregation of restrooms and restaurants for whites and blacks as well as theU.S. military.