Civil Rights Timeline

  • Scott v. Sanford

    The supreme court rules that people of African descent cannot be American citizens; therefore, cannot vote.
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    The efforts to undo all the damage of slavery and the civil war.
    -13-15th and 25th Amendment
    -kept troops in the south to make sure they followed the 14th amendment
    -started schools for former slaves
    -black people were able to run for office
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    Jim Crow era

    A time of segregation and racism. Segregation laws and laws that go around the 14th amendment to keep white supremacy were made.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    "Separate but equal" laws were established
    A black man was arrested for going on a white-only train car. The black man lost because there was an equal train car for black people
  • 19th Amendment

    Women get the right to vote
  • George Stinney case

    His rights were violated:
    -no warrant
    -all white jury
    -no lawyer at questioning
    -no bail
    -no witnesses at trial
    -put to death as a minor
    George Stinney was a 14 year old black boy who was accused of murdering two white girls. He was given the death penalty.
  • Brown v. Board

    Questioned the negative effects of segregation in schools. Brown wanted to go to a white school; Brown won the case. A step closer to getting rid of Jim Crow segregation laws.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Get rid of segregation Laws. The government says that if a state continues to segregate or discriminate then they will pull funding from that state.
  • Voting Rights Act

    No more discriminatory voting laws. Says that a state that had these discriminatory voting laws had to get pre-clearance before adding a restriction to voting. pre-clearance= has to get an okay from the national government.
  • Shelby County v. Holder

    Eliminated preclearance enforcement from the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Got rid of the pre-clearance rule