Early American Discrimination

  • Massacre at Mystic

    This massacre took place on May 26, 1637 during the Pequot War, when Connecticut colonizers under Captain John Mason and their Narragansett and Mohegan allies set fire to the Pequot Fort near the Mystic River.
  • The Scalp Act

    People went and retrieved the scalps of Natives and they would be paid for them.
  • The 3/5 Compromise

    The south wanted slaves to be counted as the population. So they made it to where they were only counted as 3/5 of a person.
  • Slave Trade Ends in the United States

    The slave trade ended in the U.S but slavery itself stayed around for a longer time. So nobody could import any slaves to the U.S.
  • Battle of Tippecanoe

    Shawnee chief named Tecumseh, organized a confederation of Native American tribes to combat the horde of pioneers flooding into native lands.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri was counted as a slave state and Maine was counted as not a slave state so that it wouldn't break the balance that they had.
  • Indian Removal Act

    The president granted land west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian land within existing state borders. A few tribes went peacefully, but many resisted the relocation policy.
  • Trail of Tears

    The Trail of Tear was the paths that the natives had to take to get to Oklahoma. Many of them died along to way because of weather, sickness and other things.
  • Nat Turner Rebellion

    Nat Turner lead a revolt in Virginia and slaves killed around 50 to 60 white men.
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Acts were a pair of federal laws that allowed for the capture and return of runaway enslaved people within the territory of the United States.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    The Dred Scott decision was where the supreme court said that slaves that were brought into free states were still slaves. They also said that citizenship did not spread to them basically saying they aren't people.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    This document stated that all slaves in the southern states should be officially free.
  • 13th Amendment

    This amendment made it to where African Americans can no loger be held as slaves and that they were all free.
  • 14th Amendment

    No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
  • 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

    This war was won by the Natives and made Whites further think that they were nothing but savages. So they pushed the Natives back more.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

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

    The Supreme Court basically said that segregating the races was not against the constitution and that they can do it.