JWalton Civil Rights

By J-Tone
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women's rights convention. This was an important event because it led to the rise of feminism and womens rights activists.
  • 13th Ammendment

    The thirteenth ammendment abolished slavery and involutary servitude (except for the purpose of punishment)
  • 15th Ammendment

    15th Ammendment
    The 15th Ammendment prohibits federal and state governments from denying a citizen their right to vote based on their race.
  • Colorado Grants Women the Right to Vote

    Colorado Grants Women the Right to Vote
    Colorado along with Idaho were the two biggest supporters of women's rights.
  • Plsessy v. Ferguson

    Plsessy v. Ferguson
    A case that decided that segregation is constitutional on the grounds of "sepereate but equal."
  • The NAACP is Founded

    The NAACP is Founded
    The NAACP's mission is to to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination
  • 19th Ammendment

    19th Ammendment
    Prohibits anybody form denying somebody the right to vote based on sex.
  • Executive Order 10450

    Executive Order 10450
    The Executive Order 10450 charged the heads of federal agencies and the Office of Personnel Management, supported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), with investigating federal employees to determine whether they posed security risks.
  • Brown v. The Board of Education

    Brown v. The Board of Education
    Overthrew the ruling of the Plessy v. Ferguson case. The issue arouse because the ineficiency of seperate facilities, and how unequal they were. This landmark case banned school segregation.
  • One, Inc. v. Olesen

    One, Inc. v. Olesen
    This was a landmoark case for the LGBT community. It was the first U.S. Supreme Court ruling to deal with homosexuality. It stated that Pro-homosexual writing is not obscene.
  • 24th Ammendment

    24th Ammendment
    Prohibits a poll tax to be required to be paid before one votes.
  • Civil RIghts Act of 1964

    Civil RIghts Act of 1964
    This act outlawed the discrimination of somebody based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
  • The Voting RIghts Act of 1965

    The Voting RIghts Act of 1965
    This act prohibits racial discrimination in voting. It prohibits any stae or local government from imposing any voting law that intend to discriminate against racial or language minorities.
  • 14th Ammendment

    14th Ammendment
    The 14th ammendment addresses equial citizen rights and equal protection rights. This ammendment also clarifies the definition of an American citizen.
  • Stonewall Riots

    Stonewall Riots
    The Stonewall Riots were multiple violent demostrations by the gay community. These riots were considered to be a big part leading to the gay liberation.
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    Title IX was created to provide equal opprotunities for women in schools, focusing on women athleics.
  • APA removes Homosexuality from the List of Mental Disorders

    APA removes Homosexuality from the List of Mental Disorders
    The APA removing homesexuality as a mental disorder provided more knowledge to those ignorant to homosexuality.
  • Don't Ask Don't Tell

    Don't Ask Don't Tell
    Don't Ask Don't Tell served as the official United States policy on service by gay people and lesbian people in the military. It prohibited military personnel from discriminating against or harassing closeted homosexual or bisexual service members or applicants, while barring openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual persons from military service.
  • Defense of Marriage Act

    Defense of Marriage Act
    THis allowed states to not recognize same-sex marriages.
  • Same-sex Marriage in Massachusetts

    Same-sex Marriage in Massachusetts
    Massachusetts becomes the first state to allow and recognize same-sex marriages.
  • Don't Ask Don't Tell Repealed

    Don't Ask Don't Tell Repealed
    This repealed Don't Ask Don't Tell. Pres. Obama made it legal to be openly homosexual and serve in the military.
  • Illinois Removes Sodomy Laws

    Illinois Removes Sodomy Laws
    Illinios was the first state that removed its sodomy laws.