CR Legislation timeline

Timeline created by Dominichardison
  • 13th amendment

    the 13th amendment declared that neither slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convited, shall exist within the united states or any place subject to their jurisdiction. formally abolishing slavery in the united states. the 13th amendment was ratifiedd on december 6, 1865
  • 14th amendment

    the 14th amendment was ratified on july 9, 1869. granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the united states
  • 15th amendment

    the 15th granted african american men the right to vote. although ratified on the same day it would not fully be realized for many years after.
  • plessy vs. ferguson

    homer plessey was jailed for sitting in the white car of the east louisiana railroad. plessy's lawyer argued that the separate car act violated the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments.
  • mendez vs westminster

    challenged that segration of mexican americans into seperate schools was a violated of their constitional rights.
  • delgado vs bastrop

    prohibited the segration of mexican americans illegal in the state of texas
  • sweatt v. painter

    it ruledd that the seperate profeesional schools for blacks were not to standards and werent equal
  • hernadez v. texas

    durnig post world war 2 it was the only heard of mexican american case deciede by the sumpreme court
  • brown v. board of education

    court declared states that the seperation of black and white schools were unconstitional
  • civil rights act of 1957

    The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was also Congress's show of support for the Supreme Court's Brown decisions. primarily a voting rights bill, was the first civil rights legislation passed by Congress in the United States since the 1866 and 1875 Acts.
  • 24th amendment

    prohibits any poll tax in elections for federal officals
  • civil rights act off 1964

    outlawed disrimination based on race religion, sex and nationality
  • voting rights act of 1965

    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting. It was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson during the height of the American Civil Rights Movement
  • edgewood vs kirby

    In 1968, Demetrio Rodriguez and other parents of Mexican American students in the Edgewood Independent School District of San Antonio, Texas, filed a class action suit in U.S. District Court challenging Texas’ public school finance system. The plaintiffs argued that this led to better education for students in wealthier school districts and worse education for students in poorer districts and was thus a violation of the equal protection