Abby and Jacilyn Timeline

  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Abolished slavery and involuntary servitude.
  • 14th Amendement

    14th Amendement
    Granted citizenship to all persons, born or naturalized in the United Statres of America.
  • 15th Amendement

    15th Amendement
    Insures the right to vote to all male citizens of the United States, regardless of their color or previous condition of servitude.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Supreme court case that apporoved racial seregation in public facilities.
  • Mendez vs. Westminster

    Mendez vs. Westminster
    Seeking to end segregation, Gonzolo Mendez and other Latino parents sued four Orange County school districts through the Federal District Court in Los Angeles.
  • Delgado vs. Bastrop ISD

    Delgado vs. Bastrop ISD
    Mexican American parents segregated their children. They wantd to make sure that everyone had the same equal opportunities in education. They took it to court and it was decided that they could continue the segregation as long as it was not for the reason of race or color.
  • Sweatt vs. Painter

    Sweatt vs. Painter
    President Theophilis Painter of University of Texas denied Heman Sweatt into getting into their school due to his race. Sweatt filed a case against him to stop discrimination. They still denied him, so they took it the Texas Supreme Court of Appeales and denied Sweatt's application for writ of error.
  • Hernandez vs. Texas

    Hernandez vs. Texas
    Pete Hernandez shot Joe Espinosa for being discriminated in a bar. This was the first case in 25 years at Jackson County that served a jury commision. He was charged with the murder for being treated unfairly at the bar.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    Supreme Court announced end to public segregation in schools.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    The act initiated a greater federal role in protecting the rights of African- Americans and other minorites. It increased protection of voting rights and laid the foundation for federal enforcement of Civil Rights law by creating the Civil Rights divsion in the Department of Justice.
  • 24th Amendement

    24th Amendement
    Prohibits any poll tax in elections.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Ended segregation in public places, and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national orgin.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    Prohibits racial discrimination in voting.
  • Edgewood vs. Kirby

    Edgewood vs. Kirby
    Mexican American students in the Edgewood Independent School Districts of San Antonio charged Texas finance system. They wanted a better education, but they file against William Kirby for violation of Texas Constitution.