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  • Slaves Brought to Jamestown, Virginia

    Slaves Brought to Jamestown, Virginia
    Slavery was first introduced to the Americas in 1619, when the first slaves from Africa arrived in North America. The slaves were brought to Jamestown, Virginia where they helped tend to the crops, such as tobacco. Slavery was practiced throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, and they helped build the economic foundation of our nation.(History.com)
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Although slavery was abolished in 1865, there was still segregation and unfair treatment for African Americans. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was put into effect ending segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination. This was proposed by John F. Kennedy, but was signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson.(History.com)
  • Revolutionary War

    Revolutionary War
    Slaves fought on both sides during the Revolutionary War. Some major battles they served in were the Battle of Lexington, Fort Ticonderoga, and Bunker Hill. Thousands of slaves won their freedom by serving both sides of the war. Other slaves ran away while their owner’s were at war.(Digitalhistory.com)
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    The Underground Railroad was established in 1786. This was a system of safe houses that helped fugitive slaves escape. These actions violated state laws and the Constitution, but they went ahead with it anyway. This system led 40,000-100,000 slaves to freedom in the North.(History.com)
  • Abolitionist Movements

    Abolitionist Movements
    Starting in the early 1830s until the 1860s the rise of abolition movements began. The movement's goal was to abolish slavery and they were led by Frederick Douglass(free black), William Lloyd Garrison(white supporter), and Harriet Beecher Stowe(author of an antislavery novel called “Uncle Tom’s Cabin). Abolitionist thought slavery was either a sin or a non-religious “free labor” argument.(History.com)
  • Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion
    Nat Turner, a former slave started a slave revolt in Southampton County, Virginia. This was one of few revolts that was actually successful; around 75 African Americans killed between 60 and 65 whites in a matter of two days. This movement led the southern states to strengthen their slave codes, and the northern states to push further for their abolition movements.(Wikipediai.com and History.com)
  • American Civil War

    American Civil War
    The American Civil War, also known as just the Civil War, began between the Union and the Confederates. The start of the war was due to uncompromising differences between the free and slave states over the power of to prohibit slavery in the new territories that were not yet states along with succession in the southern states. The Civil War lasted until 1865 causing the Confederacy to collapse and eventually abolishing slavery.(wiki.com and civilwar.org)
  • Emancipation Proclomation

    Emancipation Proclomation
    When the American Civil War began Lincoln starting to think of a plan to free slave without completely abolishing slavery. Soon after the Union’s win at The Battle of Antietam, Lincoln issued an Emancipation Proclamation that became official on January 1, 1863. This Proclamation helped free 3 million slaves. The slaves still did not obtain rights, but it was a major turning point for human freedom.(History.com)
  • 13th Amendment Ratified

    13th Amendment Ratified
    The 13th Amendment was ratified and officially ended slavery.The 13th Amendment states, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” (History.com)
  • Jiim Crow Laws

    Jiim Crow Laws
    Jim Crow Laws were established at state and local levels to enforce racial segregation in the southern states after the Reconstruction periods. These laws created segregation in public places such as schools, restaurants, and etc. African Americans were “separate but equal.” The blacks were still hated and discriminated.(Wikipedia.com)