Civil Rights in the United States

Timeline created by Billiam-L
  • 13th amendment

    13th amendment
    The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution officially abolished, and continues to prohibit, slavery, and, with limited exceptions, prohibits involuntary servitude
  • 14th amendment

    The 14th Amendment granted citizenship to all people born in the united states
  • 15th amendment

    15th amendment
    15th amendment states: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    the Supreme court ruled that the separation of races in public accommodations was legal and did not violate the fourteenth amendment.
    this decision established the doctrine of "separate but equal", which allowed states to maintain segregated facilities for blacks and whites as long as they provided equal service.
  • 19th amendment

    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
  • Executive Order of 1948

    Executive Order of 1948
    Issued by U.S. President Harry S. Truman
    it abolished racial segregation in the armed forces
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    the Warren Court's unanimous (9–0) decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."
    And the decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision which allowed state-sponsored segregaiton.
  • Rosa Parks' refusal

    Rosa Parks' refusal
    On Dec. 1st, 1955, Parks refused to obey the order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger.
    She got arrested, and was the beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
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    Montgomery Bus Boycott

    After Rosa Parks was arrested, the black society atarted the political and social protest which intended to oppose the city's policy of racial segregation on its public transit system.
    Lasted over a year, during which more than 90% of the black people refused to take the bus, and it came to an end on Dec. 20th, 1956, when U.S. Supreme Court decision that decalared the Alabama and Montgomery laws requiring segregated buses to be unconstitutional
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    The 1957 Civil Rights Bill aimed to ensure that all African Americans could exercise their right to vote
    the first civil rights legislation enacted by Congress in the United States since Reconstruction following the American Civil War
  • 24th Amendment

    The 24th amendment prohibits both Congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women, including racial segregation
    It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the U.S
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    also known as the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, Fair Housing Act
    it provided for equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or national origin