Gill Civil Rights Timeline

  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th Amendment abolished slavery or involuntary servitude and it was ratified just a few short months after the end of the U.S. Civil War.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The 19th Amendment make it illegal for states to prevent women from voting. Some states, beginning with Wyoming, had already begun to allow women's suffrage.
  • Lawrence v. Texas

    Lawrence v. Texas
    In a victory for gay rights advocates, the decision in Lawrence v. Texas struck down anti-sodomy laws throughout the country. The case overturned the previous decision from 1986 in Bowers v. Hardwick. This case opened the doors for other gay rights cases to unfold over the coming decade.