African-American History

  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    Cheif Justice Roger B. Taney stated, in a court case consisting of a slave named Dred Scott, that slaves were not citizens of the United States and should not expect any protection from the Federal Government. The court also said that Congress could not ban slavery from a Federal territory. This decision, considered to be the worst ever given by the Supreme Court, was overthrown by the 13th and 14th amendments, which abolished slavery and says that all people born in the U.S. are citizens.
  • Troubled times for womens rights.

    Troubled times for womens rights.
    earlier society believed that a women's role in life was firmly fixed and had to room to be free. women were seen as a child bearer and nothing more. women were not allowed to have a carreer and had very few legal rights. anything that she owned when single, like a car, children, money, a home, became her husbands property when they marry. women were also not allowed to vote in anyn form of election.
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  • 13th Amendment Passed

    13th Amendment Passed
    Passed by congress, the 13th Amendment abolished all slavery in the United States. With the addition of the 13th Amendment, along with the 14th and 15th, the Cival War has proved to be something that's greatly expanded cival rights and human rights in America.
  • Ku Klux Klan begins

    Ku Klux Klan begins
    The KKK is an organization that consists of white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration. The hatered that these men had for other races was usually expressed through violence and terrorism. The Klan is also anti-communist. They flourished in the south in the 1860's, where slavery was most popular. Members of the KKK wore white robes, white masks, and white hats; designed to be outlandish and terrifying.
  • Black Codes are made

    Black Codes are made
    The Black Codes are laws put in place in the U.S. after the cival war. The effects of the Black Codes limited basic human rights and liberties of blacks. Made to control blacks after they were emancipated, the Black Codes were like a code of conduct in the south, stating that blacks should always be in service to a white person and could not go out without a white supervisor.
  • 15th Amendment Passed

    15th Amendment Passed
    The 15th Amendment prohibits any government in the U.S. from denying a citizen the right to vote because of "race, color, or previous condition of servitude". The passing of this right was a very good thing and pushed African Americans closer and closer to being considered equal. That being said, a few advocates for equal rights didn't vote because the Amendment did not prohibit devices that states might use to restrict black sufferage, such as literacy tests & poll taxes.
  • First African American to serve a full term as senator.

    First African American to serve a full term as senator.
    Blanche Kelso Bruce was a previous slave who became a successful plantation owner. He was also the very first African American to be elected to serve a full six year term. This is a step in favor of the 15th and 14th Amendment, which says that blacks are to be treated equal and are able to run and serve in office.