Early American Discrimination

  • Massacre at Mystic

    Massacre at Mystic
    The Massacre at Mystic - This is otherwise known as the Pequot massacre and the Battle of Mystic Fort. This battle took place on May 26, 1637 while the Pequot war was going on. Connecticut colonists under Captain John Mason and their allies set fire to the Pequot Fort near the Mystic River.
  • The Scalp Act

    The Scalp Act
    The scalp act took place on April 8, 1756. Pennsylvania Historian Norman Houser said the Scalp act legalized the taking of scalps for money paid by the Pennsylvania government.
  • The 3/5 compromise

    The 3/5 compromise
    The 3/5 compromise was a "compromise" that said every enslaved American would be counted as 3/5 of a person for taxation and representation purposes. The end goal of this was to ensure that the southern slave states entered the union created by the U.S constitution.
  • Slave Trade Ends in the United States

    Slave Trade Ends in the United States
    In 1807 a population of over four million enslaved people in the south some southern congressmen joined with the north in voting to abolish the African slave trade.
  • Battle of Tippecanoe

    Battle of Tippecanoe
    The Battle of Tippecanoe- The victory of the seasoned U.S expeditionary force under Major General William Henry Harrison over Shawnee Indians led by Tecumseh's brother.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise was a law that tried to address growing sectional tensions over the issue of slavery. By passing the law, which President James madison signed, the U.S congress admitted Missouri to the Union as a slave state.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    The trail of tears was a series of forced displacements of approximately 60,000 Indians within the 'Five Civilized Tribes' between 1830 and 1850 by the U.S government.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The Indian removal act was signed into law by Andrew Jackson. This wanted the president to grant lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within state borders.
  • Nat Turner Rebellion

    Nat Turner Rebellion
    Nat Turner was an enslaved man who led a rebellion against enslaved people on August 21, 1831. His actions set off a massacre of up to 200 black people and a new wave of legislation that prohibited education, the assembly of enslaved black people, etc. In the end of this Nat is known as a 30-year-old slave who led something that resulted in 55 whites dead mostly women and children. He has no grave site, no remains, there is no likeness of him.
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act
    The fugitive slave act or fugitive slave law was passed by U.S congress on September 18, 1850, as part of a compromise of 1850 between southern states' interest in slavery and Northern free soldiers.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th amendment of the U.S constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime.
  • Dred Scott Decision03

    Dred Scott Decision03
    Dred Scott was an enslaved black man who accompanied his owner to posting in a free state, a free territory. Instead of returning with him to the slave state. Dred and his wife went to antislavery lawyers and sued for their freedom. He fought to show that once in a free state you are then a free slave forever.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation reached its ongoing 3rd year of the Civil War. The Emancipation Proclamation declared 'that all persons held as slaves' within the rebellion states 'are, and henceforward shall be free'.
  • The 14th Amendment

    The 14th Amendment
    The 14th amendment of the U.S constitution ratified in 1868, granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the U.S including formerly enslaved people. It also guaranteed all citizens 'equal protection under the law'
  • The 15th Amendment

    The 15th Amendment
    The 15th Amendment to the U.S constitution prohibits the federal government and each state from denying or abridging a citizen's right to vote on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    Battle of Little Bighorn also known as Custer's last stand.Was marked as the most decisive Native victory and the worst U.S army defeat in the long Plains Indian War.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    Battle of Wounded Knee
    The wounded knee massacre also known as the battle of wounded knee was a massacre of nearly 300 Lakota people by soldiers of the U.S army.
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Plessy vs. Ferguson was a supreme court decision that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation under the 'separate but equal' doctrine. The case originally stemmed when a black man train passenger refused to sit in the car for black people.