Officially outlawed slavery and involuntary servitude
Provided a broad definition of citizenship for African Americans.
Prevented local governement from depriving a person from their unalienable rights.
Equal Protection without jurisdiction.
Prohibited governement from denying a citizens right to vote.
Based on race or color.
Plessey vs. Ferguson
Upheld the States laws that requires racial segregation in public facilities.
It was a 7 to 1 majority.
Prohibited any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex.
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
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
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.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote for President/Vice President, or for Senator or Rep.in 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
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.