Ashlee Spinden's Civil Rights Timeline

  • First Imports of slaves

  • 3/5 Compromise

    This compromise stated that slaves counted as 3/5 of a person when voting.
  • Nat Turner

    He was a slave preacher who led a rebellion and killed 60 white men, women, and children before being overpowered by state and federal troops. Because of the lack of civil rights that African Americans had, their only option was to rebel.
  • Frederick Douglass

    He was one of the greatest African American abolitionists of all time and one of the most electrifying orators. He was a slave in Maryland who escaped to Massachusetts and purchased his freedom.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    This novel, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, brought a message of abolitionism to an enormous new audience and angered many southerners.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott was a slave whose master moved him to Illinois and after he died, he sued for his freedom. The Supreme Court ruled he could not sue for freedom because he was not an actual citizen.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    This freed slaves that were in the Confederate states
  • The 13th Amendment

    This amendment abolished slavery in all part s of the US.
  • The 15th Amendment

    This amendment forbade the states and federal government to deny suffrage to any citizen on account of "race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
  • Plessy v. Fergusson

    In this case, the court held that separate accommodations did not deprive African Americans of equal rights if the accommodations were equal.