• Massacre at Mystic

    Massacre at Mystic
    Connecticut colonists under Captain John Mason and their Narragansett and Mohegan allies set fire to the Pequot Fort near the Mystic River.
  • The Scalp Act

    legalized the taking of scalps for money, paid by the Pennsylvania government.
  • The 3/5ths Compromise

    Three-fifths compromise, compromise agreement between delegates from the Northern and the Southern states at the United States Constitutional Convention
  • Slave Trade Ends in the United States

    The practice of slavery continued to be legal in much of the U.S. until 1865, of course, and enslaved people continued to be bought and sold within the Southern states, but in January 1808 the legal flow of new Africans into this country stopped forever.
  • Battle of Tippecanoe

    attle Ground, Indiana, between American forces led by then Governor William Henry Harrison
  • The Missouri Compromise

    a law that tried to address growing sectional tensions over the issue of slavery
  • The Indian Removal Act

    authorizing the president to grant lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders.
  • Nat Turner Rebellion

    Nat Turner Rebellion
    was a rebellion of enslaved Virginian people that took place in Southampton County.
  • Trail of Tears

    Andrew Jackson made the Indian tribes walk this to their reserved spots.
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    required that slaves be returned to their owners, even if they were in a free state
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    the United States Supreme Court held that the United States Constitution was not meant to include American citizenship for people of black African descent,
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Abe Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The amendment that abolished slavery
  • 14th amendment

    14th amendment
    The amendment gave anybody equal protection under the law.
  • 15th amendment

    15th amendment
    The amendment gave black MEN to vote.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    The Battle of the Little Bighorn is known to the Lakota and other Plains Indians as the Battle of the Greasy Grass and is also commonly referred to as Custer's Last Stand.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    Battle of Wounded Knee, was a massacre of nearly three hundred Lakota people by soldiers of the United States Army
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    The court case that activated the Jim Crow laws.