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Civil Rights

  • Election of Abraham Lincoln

    Election of Abraham Lincoln
    The main issue of the election of 1860 was slavery. When Lincoln was elected he pushed to end slavery and eventually succeded.
    Without his efforts we may still have slavery today.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution officially abolished and continues to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, passed by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, Secretary of State William H. Seward, in a proclamation, declared it to have been adopted
  • Secession

    Andrew Johnson took Abraham Lincoln's seat in the preidential office after Licoln was assasinated.
    The withdrawal from the Union of 11 Southern states in the period 1860–61, which brought on the Civil War.
  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan
    The KKK is a group of men who believed in white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration. They wore white costumes to hide their identities.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    Its Equal Protection Clause requires each state to provide equal protection under the law to all people within its jurisdiction.Its Citizenship Clause provides a broad definition of citizenship that overruled the Dred Scott v. Sandford ruling by the Supreme Court that held that blacks could not be citizens of the United States.Its Due Process Clause prohibits state and local governments from depriving persons of life, liberty, or property without certain steps being taken to ensure fairness
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The Fifteenth Amendment (Amendment XV) to the United States Constitution prohibits each government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude" (i.e., slavery). It was ratified on February 3, 1870.
  • Election of 1876

    An election between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J Tilden. Tilden outpolled Rutherfors in the popular vote and had 184 electoral votes to Hayes with 20 votes not counted Those three votes were in dispute in 3 states: Flordia, Louisianna, and South Carolina. Each state reported its candidate had one. The twenty disputed electoral votes were ultimately awarded to Hayes after a bitter legal and political battle, giving him the victory.
  • Jim Crow

    Jim Crow
    From the 1880s into the 1960s, a majority of American states enforced segregation through "Jim Crow" laws (so called after a black character in minstrel shows).The most common types of laws forbade intermarriage and ordered business owners and public institutions to keep their black and white clientele separated.