Civil Rights Issues

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  • The Great Compromise

    The Great Compromise
    During the Constitutional Convention is was decided that each slave would represent 3/5ths of a free person.
  • End of Slave Trade

    End of Slave Trade
    On this day the importation of slaves from Africa into America was made illegal.
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    Harriet Tubman and other people helped slaved become free by helping them escape to the North and even Canada. Alot of people were able to make it.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    This was originally part of the Compromise of 1850. It forced people in the north to return runaway slaves to their former masters in the south.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    This book caused many people around the world to rally for the abolition of slavery in the South. Licoln greeted the author of this book by saying, "So this is the little lady who made this big war."
  • Dred Scott vs. Sandford

    Dred Scott vs. Sandford
    During this case a slave named Dred Scott sued his dead master's wife for his freedom. The Supreme Court decided that Scott had no right to sue the widow because he wasn't a citizen.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Freed almost every slave except the ones in the slaves states that stayed with the Union.
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    The Supreme Court decided that sperate settings for blacks and whites was acceptable if the both sides were of equal quality. They said that if the sides were equal then the black population wasn't deprived of equal rights.
  • 15th Admendment

    15th Admendment
    This admendment granted African American men the right to vote. "right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude"
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    These laws allow segregation in public places. (Though this was happening before it was made legal). The Jim Crow laws would last for almost a full century.