Injustice and Inequality

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    Europeans Bring slaves to the Americas

    The Europeans bring slave with them to the New World for extra help in labor.
  • The Cotton Gin is invented in the U.S.

    The Cotton Gin was invented by Eli Whitney to help take the seeds out of cotton plants to make it more faster and efficient.
  • Slavery ends in Great Britain

    The abolishment of slavery was confirmed by an Act of Parliment.
  • Slavery ends in Uruguay

    Slavery is declared illeagal in Uruguay.
  • Amistad Mutiny and Trial

    People found the Spanish Schooner La Amistad illeagaly trading slaves.
  • Compromise of 1850

    The compromise of 1850 was a package of five bills passed in the United States which diffused a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North regarding the status of territories acquired during the Mexican-American War.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    It declared that all runaway slaves were, upon capture, to be returned to their masters.
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    The American Civil War

    A war over the topic of slavery, and fighting for freedom of slaves and the abolishment of slavery. After many bloody battles, the slavetrade was abolished, and the war ended.
  • Signing of the Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation declared that all slaves shall be free.
  • U.S. ratifies the 13th amendment to the Constitution

    The 13th amendment states to outlaw slavery.
  • Slavery ends in the United States

    In the United States Constitution the 13th amendment was ratified ending all slavery across the U.S.
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    The Jim Crow Laws

    The Jim Crow Laws mandated segregation in all public facilities in Southern states of the former Confederacy with a "seperate but equal" status for African Americans. It lead to a large number of economic, educational, and social disadvantages for African Americans.
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    Brown .vs. Board Of Education

    A state law establishing different public schools for white and black students, as well as different facilities in general for black people. When finally the this law was broken, it was a major victory of the Civil Rights movement.
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    Freedom Riders movement

    An African American woman, named Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat on a bus for a white man, then revoking the Jim Crow Law. The "Freedom Riders" were a group of people who would ride around on buses and in cars, and protest against the Jim Crow Laws.
  • Martin Luther King Assassinated

    In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in Memphis at Lorraine Motel on his hotel room balcony. Finger prints found on the rifle were identified as belonging to James Earl Ray. James Earl Ray confessed to the crime and was sentenced to 99 years in prison.
  • Last Country to end Slavery: Mauritania

    Mauritania has made it illeagal to own slaves.