Gerstein Chapter 6

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  • Congress Bans Slave Trade

    Congress Bans Slave Trade
    In 1808 congress bans the importing of slaves.
  • Missouri Comprimise

    Missouri Comprimise
    This was a comprimise between the pro slavery states and the anti slavery states. This admitted Missouri, a slave state into the union and also to balence the congress admitted Maine a free state into the union.
  • Nat Turner's Insurrection

    Nat Turner's Insurrection
    Nat Turner leads an insurrection in Southhampton, Virginia, which leads to 57 white people being killed.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    This is known as being the first convention that had the main goal of influencing womans rights. The concept for this spawned from the way Mrs. Mott, and Mrs. Stanton were treated at the 1840 World Anti-Slavery Convention in London.
  • Congress Passes the Fugitive Slave Act

    Congress Passes the Fugitive Slave Act
    This law prohibits escaped slaves from seeking shelter in the northern free states.
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Dred Scott v. Sandford
    This was a case decided on the fact that at the time slaves were not citizens, so they did not get the same rights to sue someone and in the eyes of the law had the same rights as a horse or cow. so the case may have had merit but the mere fact that he was a slave made any right to petition null and void.
  • 13th Ammendment Abolishes Slavery

    13th Ammendment Abolishes Slavery
    This ammendment prohibited free labor, de facto abolishing slavery. Beyond this the Black Codes attempted to keep Blacks down, but slavery was abolished
  • The Fourteenth Ammendment is Ratified

    The Fourteenth Ammendment is Ratified
    The Fourteenth Ammendment created a much broarder definition of what it took to be a citizen. this also guarentees due process to more people
  • Civil Rights Cases of 1883

    Civil Rights Cases of 1883
    These were 5 cases that were consolidated and went before the Supreme Court, it was decided that they were outside of the relm of what congress could control and the Jim Crow laws were upheld.
  • National American Womans Suffarage Assosiation is formed

    National American Womans Suffarage Assosiation is formed
    the NAWSA is formed and fights for the voting rights of women.
  • Poll Taxes and Grandfather Clauses Continue in Southern States

    Poll Taxes and Grandfather Clauses Continue in Southern States
    Some southern states used poll taxes and grandfather clauses to keep black men from voting.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    This Supreme Court case upheld seperate but equal.
  • NAACP Founded by W.E.B. Du Bois

    NAACP Founded by W.E.B. Du Bois
    The National Assosiation for the Advancement of Colored People is founded and begins to work toward a better future for blacks in america.
  • 19th Ammendment is Ratified

    19th Ammendment is Ratified
    This gives women the right they have been fighting for, the right to vote in all elections.
  • Brown V Board of Ed.

    Brown V Board of Ed.
    Mr. Brown was part of a class action lawsuit in Topeka, Kansas against the Topeka school board. this legal action with the help of the NAACP overturned the persidence set in Plessy V. Furgeson
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