Injustice Timeline Project Henry

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    European Explorers Bring Slaves To America

    <a href='' >http://africanhistory.about.com/od/slavery/tp/TransAtlantic001.htm</a>When Europeans expanded into America, they lacked a suitable workforce for farms and plantations. African slaves proved to be perfect, and about 11 million slaves were transported to America, mostly in terribly inhumane conditions. They were sold off to wealthy white plantation owners and worked without pay for generations
  • Invention of the Cotton Gin

    Invention of the Cotton Gin
    <a href='' >http://ehistory.osu.edu/world/articles/articleview.cfm?aid=31</a>The invention of a new and more efficient way to remove cotton fibers from the cottonseed made cotton a far more attractive cash crop. This resulted in a revolution in Southern agriculture, with farm more slaves and slave owners arising in the Deep South. The inventor was named Eli Whitney.
  • Armistad Trial

    Armistad Trial
    <a href='' >http://history1900s.about.com/od/1950s/qt/emmetttill.htm</a>This was a case to decide the fate of 53 Africans who had been illegally kidnapped by Portuguese slave hunters. They were taken to Cuba, and then put on the Armistad bound for a Caribbean plantation. The slaves killed the Captain and the Cook, ordering the plantation owners to sail to Africa. The ship was captured by the USS Washington off the coast of Long Island, then imprisoning the Africans in Connecticut for murder. The case made its way up to the Supreme Court, who decided in favor of the
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    <a href='' >http://americanhistory.about.com/od/beforethewar/g/compromise1850.htm</a>The compromise of 1850 was a series of a series of bills passed in order to ease the mounting tension between the North and South. It also helped to sort out the issue of slavery in territories such as New Mexico and Utah.
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    American Civil War

    After the election of president Lincoln, eleven southern states left the Union and formed the Confederate states of America in order to keep slavery. The South initially appeared to be winning after a series of Confederate victories, but everything changed after the battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg. The war claimed 620,000 lives but reintegrated the South with the Union and ended slavery in America.
  • Emancipation Proclomation

    Emancipation Proclomation
    President Lincoln signed the Emancipation proclamation, declaring all slaves in both Union and Confederate controlled territory free. Few slaves were freed by the proclamation, as the Union controlled North had little slaves, and the law having no effect in the South, with Border States exempt from the proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation did, however, make the Civil War not only about protecting the Union, but about slavery in America.
  • End Of Slavery In Great Britain

    End Of Slavery In Great Britain
    The slavery abolition act of 1833 was passed by parliament to abolish slavery in the British Empire with the exception of territories held by the British East India Company, Sri Lanka, and St. Helena. Slavery had already ben abolished in England by 1772, but the abolition act was mainly in response to a slave uprising in Jamaica and pressure from anti slave groups.
  • Raification of the 13th Amendment

    Raification of the 13th Amendment
    (http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/jan-31-1865-house-passes-13th-amendment-abolishing-slavery/) The ratification of the thirteenth amendment, or the adding of the law against slavery to the constitution, was the official end of slavery in the United States. The amendment freed the remaining 800,000 slaves in border states that were not subject to the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • The End Of Slavery In America

    The End Of Slavery In America
    . (http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/document.html?doc=9&title.raw=13th%20Amendment%20to%20the%20U.S.%20Constitution:%20Abolition%20of%20Slavery) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution)
    Slavery ended when congress passed the 13th amendment out of the current 27 in the bill of rights. It was the completed abolition of slavery, which started with the emancipation proclamation, which ordered the freeing of ¾ of America’s slaves
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    Jim Crow Laws

    A series of laws were established, starting around the 1880’s that enforced segregation of Blacks and Whites in Southern states. The laws stamped out civil rights achievements made during the reconstruction era, segregating everything from movie theaters to cemeteries.
  • End Of Slavery In Brazil

    End Of Slavery In Brazil
    Slavery was officially abolished in Brazil when the Golden Law, or Lei Aurea was signed in Rio de Janeiro by princess Isabel, the heir of the Empire of Brazil. Brazil was the last Western nation to abolish slavery.
  • Brown vs. Board Of Education

    Brown vs. Board Of Education
    <a href='' >http://www.watson.org/~lisa/blackhistory/early-civilrights/brown.html</a>Brown vs. board of education was a case questioning the segregation of public schools across America, which was commonplace in the 1950’s. The case originated with Linda Brown, an African-American third grader living in Topeka Kansas, who walked to her black elementary school each day for a mile through a railroad switchyard. Her father attempted to enroll her to a White school, only seven blocks away. The case escalated until the issue was appealed to the Supreme Court, who ruled in favor of in
  • Murder Of Emett Till

    Murder Of Emett Till
    Emmett Till was a 14 year-old African American boy from Chicago who was brutally murdered for whistling at a white woman. An image of the dead boy’s face helped spark the civil rights movement.
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    African American Civil RIghts Movement

    The civil rights movement was a widespread movement for equal rights and opportunities for African Americans mostly concentrated in the South, where Jim Crow laws left the Black population unequal. The movement was largely carried by out non-violent protests, finally ending with equal voting rights in 1968.
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    Freedom Riders Movement

    Segregated public transportation was declared unconstitutional and illegal by the Supreme Court, although the South was exempt from the law, sparking a movement to desegregate busses in the former Confederate states. The Congress of Racial Equality, a civil rights group, sent thirteen blacks and whites, racially mixed, on Public busses to the South. The group endured multiple mob attacks and an imprisonment, but succeeded in helping to end a part of segregation.
  • Assassination of Martin Luther King

    Assassination of Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the American civil rights movement was shot dead by an assassin at the Lorraine hotel in Memphis Tennessee. The assassination resulted in racial violence and rioting across 100 American cities, as well as the largest investigation in FBI history.
  • End Of Slavery In Mauritania

    End Of Slavery In Mauritania
    Mauritania was the last country in the world to ban slavery, where it has and still is widely accepted and commonplace for the White Arab population to capture and enslave members of the indigenous Black population. About 18% of Mauritania’s population is enslaved, but the law has done little to decrease the number.