To Kill A Mockingbird

  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    The resulting decision reached by congress, known as the Missouri Compromise, consisted of a federal ban on slavery north of missouri's southern border. While Missouri itself was admitted as a slave state in 1820. It was adventually repealed by the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854 and deemed unconstitutional by the surpreme court
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    Born in 1795 Southampton County, Virginia. He was a slave who's master had died and made him a free man before he died. Dred Scott was still thought of as a slave though and was put back into slavery.He sued the surpreme court and was unsuccessful. The news of his denied freedom went throughout the United States. Soon his older master before the one who died, bought him and finally freed Dred Scott. He died in September 17, 1858 a free man.
  • John Brown Raid

    John Brown Raid
    John Brown was born is 1800 Torrington, Connecticut. He was raised to hate slavery. One day he swar to be active in the abolition movement, he led a unsuccessful attempt to ignite a slave uprising in the south in 1859. He was executed for his crimes in December 2, 1859
  • American Civil War

    American Civil War
    The American Civil War started as a disagrement against or with slavery. Then it turned to violence. Wars raged on with men fighting for what they believed should happen but in the end with the help of president Lincoln slaves were freed but many lives were lost during the war against the confederates ( South) and Union ( North)
  • Emancapation Proclamation

    Emancapation Proclamation
    The Emancapation Proclamation was created to free all slaves making it partially a military issue as well. When this freed all the slaves there would be posssibility of less war.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Plessy, being partially black was arrested for sitting in the white peoples train spot. The Judge Ferguson found him guilty and was jailed for his crime.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    Under Jim Crow, African Americans were relegated to the status of second class citizens. It was rule's that said all white's were above all blacks. They were used in the Brown v. Board of Education decision.
  • When To Kill a Mockingbird was set

    When To Kill a Mockingbird was set
    It was set in the 1930s, Maycomb, a small Southern town in Alabam.
  • Brown v. the Board of education

    Brown v. the Board of education
    On May 19, 1954, the Supreme Court outlawed separate public schools for black and white schoolchildren in the celebrated Brown v. Board of Education decision, one of the most important high court rulings in American history.
  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott

    The Montgomery Bus Boycott
    The Montgomery Bus Boycott began on December 5, 1955, as an effort by black residents to protest the trial that day in the Montgomery Recorder's Court of Rosa McCauley Parks. She had been arrested on December 1 for violating the city's ordinance requiring racial segregation of seating on buses.
  • When To Kill a Mockingbird was written.

    When To Kill a Mockingbird was written.
    This book was published in 1960.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    A quarter of a million people were marching on washington for jobs and freedom. This act gave hope for blacks and whites to live together.
  • Martin Luther King speech

    Martin Luther King speech
    Martin Luther King jr. made the speech "I had a dream". Its a huge part of history for blacks and whites to join as equals.