Civil rights

Civil Rights in the United States

  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Officially outlawed slavery and involuntary servitude
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    Civil Rights

  • 14th Amendement

    • Provided a broad definition of citizenship for African Americans.
    • Prevented local governement from depriving a person from their unalienable rights.
    • Equal Protection without jurisdiction.
  • 15th Amendment

    • Prohibited governement from denying a citizens right to vote.
    • Based on race or color.
  • Plessey vs. Ferguson

    Plessey vs. Ferguson
    • Upheld the States laws that requires racial segregation in public facilities.
    • It was a 7 to 1 majority.
  • 19th Amendment

    • Prohibited any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex.
  • Executive Order of 1948

    Executive Order of 1948
    • Abolished racial segregation in the armed forces.
    • Called for equal of treatment/opportunity in the Armed Services for people of all races, religions, or national origins.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    • Declared laws that established separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional.
    • Paved the way for integration and the civil rights movement.
  • Rosa Park refuse to give up her seat

    Rosa Park refuse to give up her seat
    • Became the symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement.
    • Led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    • Caused a big financial loss for the Montgomery public transit system.
    • Led to laws that said, laws that required segregated buses to be unconstitutional.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    • The law is focused exclusively on voting rights.
    • Prohibited against interfering with a persons right to vote for the President and members of Congress.
    • Led to the Civil Rights Divison establishment.
  • 24th Amendement

    • The right of citizens of the United States to vote for President/Vice President, or for Senator or Congress, shall not be denied by the United States by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    • Outlawed major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women, including racial segregation.
    • Ended unequal application of voter registration.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    • Act is widely considered a landmark in civil-rights legislation.
    • Outlawed discrimination in voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread rendering of African Americans votes in the U.S.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    • Provided equal housing opportunities regardless of race,or national origin.