Civil Rights

Timeline created by katie.deckard
In Film
  • The Election of Abraham Lincoln

    The Election of Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln wanted to be elected for president so he could help end the spread of slavery.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    In the Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln announced that all the slaves within slave states were to be set free.
  • The Thirteenth Amendment

    The Thirteenth Amendment
    This amendment formally abolished slavery in the United States.
  • Succsession

    Succsession
    After Abraham Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Booth, Andrew Johnson was sworn in as president.
  • The Ku Klux Klan

    The Ku Klux Klan
    The Ku Klux Klan is a group of racist people who went around and killed thousands of Southren African Americans.
  • The Fourteenth Amendment

    The Fourteenth Amendment
    This amendment guaranteed equal and civil rights to African American citizens.
  • The Fiftteenth Amendment

    The Fiftteenth Amendment
    This amendment gave African American males the right to vote.
  • The election of 1876

    The election of 1876
    The election was when Samuel J. Tilden, a Democrat won the election. The Republicans did not want to except the results so they accused the Democrats using physical intimadation and bribery to keep African Americans from voting in the south.
  • The Civil Rights Cases

    The Civil Rights Cases
    There were five civil rights cases and they were grouped together because of their similarites. The cases were about civilians acting racial toward African Americans and were charged by being against the 13th and 14th amendments.
  • The Jim Crow Laws

    The Jim Crow Laws
    The Jim Crow Laws was a series of anti-black laws. It made African Americans as second class.