Resisting slavery

Slavery Over the Years

  • The Arrival of the First Slaves

    When the first slave were transported to the Americas.
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    Slavery Over the Years

  • New Virginia Law

    This law stated that any child born of a slave mother would also become a slave.
  • First Slave Revolt

    The New York Slave Revolt
  • The Revolutionary War

    The Revolutionary War
    This war helped some slaves escape their situation because the British said they would free them if they joined them
  • Manumission of Slaves

    After the revolution many slave owners in the Upper South freed their slaves.
  • Ban of Importation of Slaves to U.S.

    Was made according to the Constitution
  • Fugitive Slave Law of 1850

  • Denile of African Rights by law

    In the Dred Scott Decision Africans were blatently denied rights by the Supreme Court.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that freed a majority of slaves
  • Thirteenth Amendment

    The Thirteenth Amendment was passed which abolished all slavery.
  • 14th Amendment

    The 14th Amendment was passed that gave citizenship to anyone born in the U.S. or naturalized which gave citizenship to African Americans.
  • 15th Amendment

  • Supreme Court overturns Civil Rights Act

    Supreme Court said that the 14th Amendment didn't apply to privately owned facilities and this decision helped to strengthen the Jim Crow laws.
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    The Supreme Court ruled that it is constitutional constitutional to require black and white people to be treated "separate but equally."
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    The Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to have separate schools for blacks and whites.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Martin Luther King Jr. led the bus boycott to try to end segregation on buses.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1864

    This act guarantees that all people will have equal access to hotels, restaurants, and other public places.
  • Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.