Civil rights movement

The Civil Rights Movement

  • Atlantic Slave Trade

    Atlantic Slave Trade
    Africans begin being shipped to North America as slaves during the Atlantic Slave Trade
  • Ratification of the US Constitution

    Ratification of the US Constitution
    The writers of the US Constitution decide taht slaves will count as three fifths of a person when deciding how many representatives each state will have in Congress.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise of 1820 allowed the people in each sate to decide whether their sate would allow slavery or not. The Compromised also was designed to keep an even number of free and slave states. This was one of the laws that helped avoid fighting between the free and slave states for forty years until the Civil War.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    Deal made that ends the slave trade in the US, Created a stronger newer fugitive slave law, allowed popular sovereinty, made California a free state, and allowed slavery to continue.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854 totally wiped out the Missouri Compromise. Through the chaos and terrorist attacks in Kansas, and the fighting over slavery in taht state became known as Bleeding Kansas.
  • Dredd Scott Decision

    Dredd Scott Decision
    Dredd Scott was one of many people who fought for their freedom. He felt that since he was taken into a free state by his owner that he should be free. But the Supreme Court Ordered that slaves were not people but property and were owned by their owners and had no rights.
  • John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

    John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry
    White Abolitonist John Brown attempted an armed slave revolt by seizing the United States Arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virgina
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    Presidency of Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln was the President who wrote the Emancipation Proclamtion which eventually freed all the slaves.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation, written by Abraham Lincoln, eventually freed all the slaves in the United States of America.
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    Period after the Civil War. During this time, laws were changed to give blacks more rights, and blacks were treated better because of the Union Army's protection of their rights. Lasted 12 Years.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Freed all the slaves within the United States
  • Klu Klux Klan

    Klu Klux Klan
    The Klu Klux Klan begin terrorizing African Americans
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    Made ALL freed slaves US Citizens
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    Allowed all the Freed slaves the right to vote
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Plessy v. Ferguson made the segregation of trains, cars, and buses legal.
  • Briggs v. Elliot

    Briggs v. Elliot
    Case brought to the Supreme Court and appealed against Segretation. Ruled that segregation was unlawful or Seperate but equal was unconstitutional
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Case brought to the Supreme Court that said that Segregation was unconstitutional and integrated all schools.
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Enacted by President John F. Kennedy, said that any kind of Segregation whether public, school, theaters, etc. is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.