Katelin Potter Civil Rights Timeline 1619-2009

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    Civil Rights Movement

  • American Revolution

  • Slaves count as 3/5s a person

    It is determined that slaves will count as 3/5s of a person when deciding how many representatives each state will have in Congress.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    Caused there to be a determination of which states would or would not allow slavery.
  • Amistad

    The slave rebllion resulting in a supreme court case resulted in one of the most important civil rights movements for african amrican history.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Breecher Stowe publishd Uncle Tom's Cabin, which spread much awareness to the attrocities of slavery harping the nation.
  • Dred Scott

    Dred Scott takes his case to win his freedom to the Supreme Court, and the court rules that slaves who escape to free states must be returned to their masters
  • The Civil War

    Started in big part because of slavery, and the lack of ability to compromise on free/slave states.
  • Emancipation Proclomation

    declared the freedom of all slaves in any state of the Confederate States of America that did not return to Union control by January 1, 1863.
  • The 13th Amendment

    Slavery is abolished, according to the 13th amendment added to the US constituion.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Southern Christian Leadership Conference formed. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is named chairman of the organization.