Civil Rights

  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Although this did not stop discrimination in the states this made it illegal for slaves to be bought and owned and made them citizens. This helped the movement towards equal rights.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    The 14th amendment was placed in the constitution guaranteeing equal protection rights to all citizens and the due process. This was significant as it not only claimed that African-Americans could be free, but that they should also be equal. This was a step towards equal rights in America.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The 15th amendment passing was a huge deal for all American citizens. This allowed everyone who was a citizen of the United States the right to vote no matter their race. This was another huge step towards equal rights in America.
  • Plessy versus Ferguson

    Plessy versus Ferguson
    The Supreme Court case Plessy versus Ferguson approved laws regarding racial segregation backed by the idea of “separate but equal”. This would be another move towards equal rights, however this separate standards were not equal at all, the whites had superior everything. This was a move back for equal rights.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The 19th amendment allowed women the right to vote in the US Constitution. This was significant because women are not inferior to men, and they should not be treated like that. This was another step towards civil rights.
  • Brown versus Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

    Brown versus Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
    This case was a huge step forward for equal rights and the end of racial segregation. The case was brought to the Supreme Court stating that situation was not constitutional since people were not being treated equally or having the same rights. This was then set in place that racial segregation in public schools was illegal.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycotts

    Montgomery Bus Boycotts
    The Montgomery bus boycott was an African American movement backing a woman Rosa Parks refusal to move her seat for a white person. This caused commotion throughout the nation with how unfair African-Americans were still being treated this far along the equal rights journey. This resulted in a large boycott of buses that then allowed everyone to sit where they choose.
  • Equal Pay Act

    Equal Pay Act
    The equal pay act was passed in congress as a federal law requiring equal pay among all employees doing equal work. This was huge for the women’s suffrage and insured that they would be taken seriously in the workplace. This was another step forward for equal rights.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    Hey civil rights act prohibited discrimination in public education, public facilities, areas of employment, voting, and much more. This made decisions and treatment of people equal in all places or else illegal. This was significantly beneficial to equal rights and civil rights movement.
  • Equal Rights Amendment

    Equal Rights Amendment
    The equal rights amendment passing in Congress was one of the most significant amendments for the equal rights movement. This guaranteed equality to all people regardless of race or gender. This movement radically wrapped up the idea of discrimination and unfair treatment for minorities.

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