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Early American Discrimination

  • Massacre at Mystic

    Massacre at Mystic
    the Pequot massacre and the Battle of Mystic Fort
  • The Scalp Act

    The Scalp Act
    Anyone who brought in a male scalp above age of 12 would be given 150 pieces of eight, ($150), for females above age of 12 or males under the age of 12, they would be paid $130. The act turned all the tribes against the Pennsylvania legislature.
  • The 3/5ths Compromise

    The 3/5ths Compromise
    an agreement reached during the US Constitutional Convention over the counting of slaves in determining a state's total population.
  • Slave Trade Ends in the United States

    Slave Trade Ends in the United States
    a United States federal law that provided that no new slaves were permitted to be imported into the United States.
  • Battle of Tippecanoe

    Battle of Tippecanoe
    The defeat at Tippecanoe prompted Tecumseh to ally his remaining forces with Great Britain during the War of 1812, where they would play an integral role in the British military success in the Great Lakes region in the coming years.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    the Missouri Compromise admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The Indian Removal Act authorized the president to grant lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    part of a series of forced displacements of approximately 60,000 Native Americans between 1830 and 1850 by the United States government known as the Indian removal.
  • Nat Turner Rebellion

    Nat Turner Rebellion
    a rebellion of enslaved Virginians that took place in Southampton County, Virginia led by Nat Turner.
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act
    The act required that slaves be returned to their owners, even if they were in a free state. The act also made the federal government responsible for finding, returning, and trying escaped slaves.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court in which the Court held that the United States Constitution was not meant to include American citizenship.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    the Thirteenth Amendment was to abolish slavery in the United States.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    This amendment is granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States—including former enslaved people—and guaranteed all citizens “equal protection of the laws.”
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    The most decisive Native American victory and the worst U.S. Army defeat in the long Plains Indian War.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    Battle of Wounded Knee
    he slaughter of approximately 150–300 Lakota Indians by United States Army troops in the area of Wounded Knee Creek in southwestern South Dakota. The massacre was the climax of the U.S. Army's late 19th-century efforts to repress the Plains Indians.
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    a United States Supreme Court case that ruled segregation was legal, as long as equal facilities were provided for both races