Civil Rights Movement

  • Dred Scott v. Sanford

    Dred Scott v. Sanford
    Scott was a slave n Missouri and fled to Illinois. He later returned to Missouri and and filed a suit to have his freedom because he lived in a free state due to the Missouri compromise from 1820. The Courts did not side with Scott because they believed he was property under the 5th amendment. The Courts also said that the Missouri compromise was unconstitutional.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    This amendment was introduced after the Civil War. This was made to hopefully bring an end to slavery and involuntary servitude unless used as a punishment for a crime. This Amendment passed through the Senate with a 2/3 vote before struggling to get through the democrat ruled house of representatives.
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    14th Amendment

    People who where born in the united states have the rights of a united states citizen. Unless you are a women, at this point in time.
  • 15th Amendment

    This amendment garunteed the right to vote not dependant upon your skin color, but simply for being a US citizen
  • Civil RIghts act of 1964

    This Civil rights act finally stated that no one should be descriminated against for the color of their skin, their race, or their sex
  • Civil rights act of 1965

    This Act outlawed the practices of stopping people from voting in the south which usually ended up being black people and women