Social Change

  • Cotton Gin

    helped pick out the cotton seeds quicker than it would take to do it with manual labor
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    Women should have a part in social, political and economic belifs like men
  • 13th Amendment

    helped abolish slavery
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    W.E.B Du Bois

    an activist for the black civil rights movement
  • 14 Amendment

    gave all born u.s citizens all equal rights
  • 15th Amendment

    fobidded denial of voting rights due to race and discrimination reasons
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    Jim Crow Laws

    To promote the quote of "spreate but equal" and it was ok to keep blacks and whites away from each other
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    made the "sperate but equal" idea to where it was allowed to seperate whites and blacks in public areas like resturants, movies ect.
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    Great Migration

    the movement of 6 million african american that moved northwest, west and midwest.
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    Harlem Renaisance

    known as the "new negro movement" where many former slaves went and lived till the 1930's
  • 19 Amendment

    part of the constitution that gave woman suffrage
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    Betty Friedan

    an activist, writer and feminist that fought for womens rights to be equal partnerships with men and was president of N.O.W
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    Malcolm X

    was an activist in the black community by many of his followers but some saw him as violent against the black community
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    was one of the biggest wars in history and where many battles took place.
  • Fair Deal

    part of Harry S Tubmans speach and giving citizens who have health inserance and that got paid minimum wage would increase
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    Civil Disobediance

    the act of non violant protesting
  • Board of education

    a court case that delt with "seprate but equal" doctrine
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    Civil Rights Movement

    a movement to fight for the rights of women, LGBTQ and african americans and fight for inequality.
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

    an organization of black civil rights activists
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    Black Power

    slogan formed by black activist
  • Student Non -Violent Coordinating Committee

    kids at a college eatting at a diner was refused service because the color of their skin color in North Carolina
  • Affirmative Action

    the act of favoring one race and dscriminating the other
  • Martian Luther King JR

    an American black activist, gave his "i have a dream" speach. speaking of living in a world of equality
  • 24th Amendment

    gave all us citizens the right to vote in elections with no polls tax or to pay a poll
  • Great Society

    the end of poverty and racial injustice the push for a better life in america
  • Freedom Riders

    Activists that rode buses challenge segragation in the south
  • N.O.W

    an organization to help fight for women rights and have equal treatment from men
  • Stonewall Riots

    Riots that broke out at the Stonewall Inn due to police rades from gay bars,
  • Don't Ask Don't Tell

    u.s citizens could be denyed to join the army due to their sexual occupation
  • Defence of Marriage Act

    allowed some states to deny same sex marriages
  • California Proposition 8

    got rid of the right of same sex marriage
  • Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal Act

    an act that allows openly gay citizens to join the army
  • Perry vs. Schwarzenegger

    the court case that fought against the California Proposition 8 as it was violating the 14th amendment