13th Amendment Timeline

  • Slaves Arrive To America

    Slaves Arrive To America
    Wikipedia Slaves arrive to America on Janurary 1st, 1619. They were brought to Jamestown by the Dutch traders. The reason they were brought to America by the Dutch is because colonists began to see indentured servants too costly.
  • Northwest Ordiance

    Northwest Ordiance
    It borrowed from the Northwest Ordiance. This took place in 1787, when slavery was banned from the area north of the Ohio River.
  • Nat Turners Rebellion

    Nat Turners Rebellion
    This rebellion was one of the largest slave rebellions ever to take place in the U.S. It was led by Nat Turner and Nat Turner was born in 1800 into slavery in Virginia so he knew what it was really like being in slavery. This rebellion led to the most fatalities of white people with a count of 55-65 deaths. This rebellion was completely harsh but only lasted a few days. The white militias organized in retaliation against slaves
  • Republican Party Formation

    Republican Party Formation
    This was all started in a schoolhouse in Wisconsin. This group was abolitionists who were there to fight the expansion of slavery. This party was known as freedom and equal opportunity. They got the name "Republican" due to Thomas Jeffersons Democratic-Republican Party. They display factors of inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
  • President Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th Amendment

    President Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th Amendment
    Abraham Lincoln was elected as president on November 6th, 1860. He was very against slavery and was a part of the republician party. He was assassinated on April 15th, 1865 eight months before the 13th Amendment was officially adopted in December 1865.
  • Southern States Secede

    Southern States Secede
    Delegates that were apart of the South Carolina convention approved a secession resolution which made it the first 11 southern slave states to leave the union. Election of president Lincoln had a major effect on this. The election was known to mean the formation of a new nation. December 22nd, the newspaper showed a picture of South Carolina seceding.
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War
    The civil war lasted 4 years from 1861 to 1865. The war represented the large struggles within slavery. In 1861, The First Battle of Bull Run took place which turned many peoples minds to where they thought the role that slavery played in creating the conflict. This war was fought between the confederacy and the union. The whole reason for the Civil War was because the confederacy seceded and they were the ones who wanted slavery.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation was issued by President Lincoln. He declared, "all persons held as slaves within any state, or designated part of a state, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free." This didn't end slavery though. The president knew he would have to have it followed by a constitutional amendment to make sure slavery could be abolished. He announced all this on September 22nd, 1862.
  • 13th Amendment Ratified

    13th Amendment Ratified
    This amendment got passed by congress on January 31st, 1865 and was later ratified on December 6th, 1865. This amendment is to show that slavery is abolished in the United States and provides that "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."
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    The Jim Crow Laws followed after the civil war and the ratification of the 13th amendment. This law required that public schools, public facalities, water fountains, toilets, and public transportation, that they have seperate facalities of these for blacks and whites. This was making the segregation official for blacks and whites. This was a sad thing to be in effect, to have to have them attend different churches, schools, etc. Imagine if it was like that now a days