• Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    A machine that helped to increase the production of cotton by separating cotton fibers from their seeds
  • Abolitionism

    A movement against slavery and African and Indian slave trade in the U.S society.
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    Booker worked hard to imporoved the lives of African Americans in the U.S. He believed that education, black owned business, and hard work were the keys to African Americans success. He created a new school for black students in Tuskegree, Alabama.
  • 13 Amendment

    13 Amendment
    This amendment make slavery or involuntary servitude unlawful in the U.S sociey.
  • W.E.B. Du Dois

    W.E.B. Du Dois
    He was a civil rights activist, leader of Niagara Movement, and also strongly protested against lyingching, Jim Crow laws, and in education and employment. Cofounder of NAACP. He believed that black people needed avanced education to develop their leadership in U.S society.
  • 14 Amendment

    14 Amendment
    This amendment gave the right to any citizen or naturalized person to do law process before being convinted of any crime or lossing personal properties.
  • 15 Amendment

    15 Amendment
    This amendment gave the right to vote to the people in U.S society no matter race or color.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    It was a set of laws that allowed segregation in the U.S society, but they asked for equality in public facilities.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    It allowed racial segregation in public facilities as long as the facilities offered equality for white and black people inn U.S society.
  • Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall
    He was a U.S Supreme Court Justice and civil rights advocate. He was best known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education, a decision that desegregated public schools.

    It was an African-American civil rights organization that ensure social equality for black people and to eliminate racial discrimination in U.S society.
  • Feminism

    A movement that defended women's rights and to establish equal opportunities as men in U.S society.
  • Great Migration

    Great Migration
    African- American people who moved from south to northeast, midwest, and west of U.S. These people moved looking for freedom, jobs, and a better life.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Parks helped initiate the civil rights movement, collaborate with NAACP, and she became " the first lady of civil rights'.
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
    A cultural movement of African American artists that emerged. They began to strive for social and cultural participation.
  • 19 Amendment

    19 Amendment
    This amendment gave women the right to vote in U.S.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    The man who has been the main responsable for changing the dark side of U.S society, discrimination. Leader of the African American civil rights movement. He was characterized in creating nonviolent civil disobedience based on Christ beliefs.
  • WW 2

    WW 2
    The war that helped U.S society in creating jobs for women and men. This war left U.S as the world's wealthiest country.
  • White Flight

    White Flight
    White people from the city moved to rural areas because black people from rural areas were moving to the city.
  • 14 Amendment

    14 Amendment
    All persons born or naturalized in the United States have the right to do process of law befored being taken to prison, or lossing their properties.
  • Little Rock School Desegregation

    Little Rock School Desegregation
    Protest of African American students who were denied to enter their school in Arkansas. Eisenhower's intervention helped these students to return their school.
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committe

    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committe
    It gave African American students more voice in the civil rights movement. They did not do violence.
  • Sit- Ins

    Sit- Ins
    A non-violent movement composed by African American students in U.S society that was characterized in peaceful protests.
  • Great Society

    Great Society
    A program created by president Lyndon B. Johnson to help society. The two main goals were the elimination of poverty and racial injustices in U.S society.
  • Black Power

    Black Power
    Movement that was focus in the creation of black political and cultural institutions to defend their values.
  • Affirmate Actions

    Affirmate Actions
    A policy created to protect disadvantage groups in U.S society. The main goals were to defend people against discrimination to any employeee or aplication because of race, creed, color, or national origin.
  • Freedon Riders

    Freedon Riders
    Civil rights activists who traveled to the south to protest against segregation. These civil rights activists traveled to try integrate equality in facilities throughout their way to the south.
  • 24 Amenment

    24 Amenment
    The right to U.S citizens to vote without paying poll tax or taking any test in order to vote.
  • Civil Right Act of 1964

    Civil Right Act of 1964
    This landmark piece outlowed discrimination in U.S. This ended unequal application of voter, racial segregation in schools, and public facilities.
  • Malcoln X

    Malcoln X
    He was an advocate for human rights. Also he has been the second most influencial leader the nation of Islam has had.
  • NOW

    An organization of women that took action in bring women back into society and exercise them the same responsabilities as men.
  • Roe v. Wade

    Roe v. Wade
    Piece of landmark decision that ruled uncostitional a state law that banned abortions exept to same the life of the mother.
  • Discrimination

    This has been one of the biggest social issues in U.S society throughout its history. African Americans have been the most affected race that has suffered it. In the 1870's in U.S society there was discrimination against the black people in that black people had to use different public facilities, they had to go to separate school (segregated school), and they did not have the right to vote as the white people. However, there were laws that benefited all these people.
  • Inequality

    When people are not treated equally because of their race, color, native nation, or sex. In U.S society there had been a great issue in discrimination against black people. In the 1870's in U.S society there was discrimination against the black people in that black people had to use different public facilities, they had to go to separate school (segregated school), and they did not have the right to vote as the white people. However, laws such as " Jim Crow Laws" protected black people.
  • Poverty

    The state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. In U.S society there are some example of poverty. In the 1950's " The White Flight" many people had to move to the city because they needed to find a job in order to support their family. Another axample the " Great Migration" in 1910 through 1970 when millions of African Americans had to move to the indutrial north to find jobs and a better life.