Civil Rights

  • People arrive in Jamestown

    People arrive in Jamestown
    People frome Europe come to Jamestown, because they are unhappy with Europe's rule. But life there is hard, becuase there are swamps everywhere, malaria misquitos, deadly diseases, and Native Americans that they are not always at peace with. Many died.
  • Slavery begins

    Slavery begins
    People from Jamestown begin capturing Africans to work as their slaves. The slaves are mostly used for farming tobacco, and some other plants they grow there.
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    Slavery

    African-American people were forced to work for white people in the United States. Most of this work started out as farming, but then grew to more things such as cooking, cleaning, childcare, and more.
  • "Slave Code" laws

    "Slave Code" laws
    The practice of slavery becomes a legally recognized institution in British America. Colonial assemblies begin to enact laws known as slave codes, which restrict the liberty of slaves and protect the institution of slavery.
  • The Declaration of Independence declares that all men are created equal

    The Declaration of Independence declares that all men are created equal
    The Declaration of Independence declares that "All men are created equal." In spite of that, slavery remains a legal institution in all thirteen of the newly-established states.
  • The northwest area bans slavery

    The northwest area bans slavery
    The Northwest Ordinance bans slavery in the Northwest Territory (what becomes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin).
  • Abraham Lincoln was born

    Abraham Lincoln was born
    Abraham Lincoln was born Hodgenville, KY
  • Harriet Tubman born

    Harriet Tubman born
    Harriet Tubman (formerly Armantina Ross) was famous in the 18th century for leading slaves to freedom in the north.
  • Civil War starts

    Civil War starts
    Fort Sumter, in Charleston, SC, the first shots of the Civil War are fired. The south of the USA like slavery, and want it to stay there. The north disagrees, and is against slavery.
  • The Civil War ends

    The Civil War ends
    The final shots of the Civil War were in the Bering Sea, near Alaska, by the Yankees on the CSS Shenandoah.
  • Abraham Lincoln dies

    Abraham Lincoln dies
    Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln.
  • Slavery ends

    Slavery ends
    Abraham Lincoln (president at this time) creates a law that bans slavery everywhere, north USA and south USA. Many southerners are upset about this.
    Texas was the final state to agree to let their slaves be free.
  • Rosa Parks is born

    Rosa Parks is born
    Rosa Parks, famous for her Civil Rights bus incidnet has inspired many people to fight for equality.
  • Jackie Robinson was born

    Jackie Robinson was born
    Jackie Robinson was the first African-American man to play in the baseball major league teams. He played on the Dodgers team.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. is born

    Martin Luther King Jr. is born
  • Jackie Robinson's first home run

    Jackie Robinson's first home run
    The Dodgers(Robinson's team) were playing The New York Giants when Robinson hit his first home run in the major league.
  • Rosa Parks bus incident

    Rosa Parks bus incident
    Rosa Parks, an African woman, was sitting in a seat in the front part of a bus. A white man approached her, telling her to give up her seat on the bus for him. She refused, and was arrested on the spot.
  • Montgomery bus boycott

    Montgomery bus boycott
    Sparked by the arrest of Rosa Parks on 1 December 1955, the Montgomery bus boycott was a 13-month mass protest that ended with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional
  • Ruby Bridges enters school

    Ruby Bridges enters school
    Ruby Bridges was the first African-American child to attend an all-white public elementary school in the American South. She went to William Frantz Elementary school. She was born on September 8, 1954, and was six years old at the time she entered school.
  • "I have a dream"

    "I have a dream"
    Thousands of people, black and white, gathered around the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to hear Martin Luther King Jr.'s most famous speech: "I Have a Dream."
  • MLK dies

    MLK dies
    That day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated as he stood on the second-floor balcony of the Lorraine Motel. On May 7, 1968, the Shelby County Criminal Court named James Earl Ray in an indictment for the first-degree murder of Dr. King.
  • Rosa Parks died

    Rosa Parks died
    Rosa Parks died of natural causes in her apartment in the east side of Detroit, MI.