We the People

  • Mar 29, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
  • Period: Mar 29, 1215 to

    We the People

  • Mar 29, 1490

    Printing Press

  • Oct 31, 1517

    Martin Luther: 95 Theses

  • British win control of India

    British East India Company wins battle against India, who was allied the French, for control of India
  • Declaration of Independence

  • Abolotionists: Truth and Douglas

    Sojourner Truth and Fredrcik Douglas, former slaves, fight slavery and women's rights
  • World Anti-Slavery Convention

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott meet here and begin women's movement
  • The Plight of the Mentally Ill

    Dorothy Dix: insanity = disease, not crime
  • Seneca Falls: Declaration of Sentiments

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men and women are created equal."
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • National Council of Colored People

    Fredrick douglas and other free slaves protest not being allowed in churchs, etc.
  • The Jungle

    Upton Sinclair exposes unsantiary meatpacking
  • Indian National Congress

    INC formed to break from British rule

    National Association fo rthe Advancement of Colored People, W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Suffrage Parade

    Alice APul organized 5, 000 women to march in D.C./200 arrested, went on hunger strike in jail
  • Parade against lynching

    Between 1892 and 1903 - 3,000 African Americans were lynched
  • Women Gain Right to Vote

    Amendment 19 ratified
  • India and Pakistan Partittioned

  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Segregated schools = unequal and unconstitutional/NAACP brought # of cases to court to get to this decision
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks arrested and by following Monday 17,000 black riders not on buses (The Civil Rights Movement had begun.)
  • 3,000 troops to B'ham

    President Kennedy had to send 3,000 federal troops to B'ham to restore order after dogs/hoses/clubs used to attack civil rights protestors.
  • I Have a Dream Speech

    MLK "March on Washington" for civil rights
  • Berlin Wall Crumbles