Early American Discrimination Timeline

Timeline created by TristenNHowell
In History
  • Massacre at Mystic

    Massacre at Mystic
    It was during the Pequot War, when 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

    Governor Robert Morris enacted 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

    Three-fifths compromise, compromise agreement between delegates from the Northern and the Southern states at the United States Constitutional Convention (1787) that three-fifths of the slave population would be counted for determining direct taxation and representation in the House of Representatives.
  • Slave Trade Ends in the United States

    January 1, 1808
  • Battle of Tippecanoe

    Victory of a seasoned U.S. expeditionary force under Major General William Henry Harrison over Shawnee Indians led by Tecumseh's brother Laulewasikau.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise was United States federal legislation that admitted Maine to the United States as a free state, simultaneously with Missouri as a slave state, thus maintaining the balance of power between North and South in the US Senate.
  • Indian Removal Act

    The Indian Removal Act was signed into law on May 28, 1830, by United States President Andrew Jackson. The law authorized the president to negotiate with southern Native American tribes for their removal to federal territory west of the Mississippi River in exchange for white settlement of their ancestral lands.
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    Trail of Tears

    The Trail of Tears was a series of forced relocations of approximately 60,000 Native Americans between 1830 and 1850 by the United States government.
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    Nat Turner Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Rebellion was a rebellion of black slaves that took place in Southampton County, Virginia, led by Nat Turner. The rebels killed between 55 and 65 people, at least 51 of whom were white.
  • 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. September 18, 1850
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    It was a case to determine whether a slave, Dred Scott, could win his freedom because he lived with his master in states or territories where slavery was illegal
  • Emancipation Proclamation

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

     13th Amendment
    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    Granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States—including former slaves—and guaranteed all citizens “equal protection of the laws.”
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Native American forces led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeat the U.S. Army troops of General George Armstrong Custer in the Battle of the Little Bighorn near southern Montana's Little Bighorn River.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

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

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities as long as the segregated facilities were equal in quality, a doctrine that came to be known as "separate but equal".