United States Civil Rights

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  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    This amendment formally outlawed slavery.
    This amendment is significant because it allowed slaves to live free lives and become more independent.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    This amendment grants citizenship to everyone born in the US and subject to its jurisdiction and protects civil and political rights.
    This amendment is significant because it gives African Americans citizenship.
  • 15th amendment

    15th amendment
    This amendment prohibits each government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
    This amendment is important because it solidifies the African American's right to vote.
  • Plessy Vs. Ferguson

    Plessy Vs. Ferguson
    This court casechallenged the legality of states to enforce de-segregation, as long as the 'black' facilities were equal. It worked on the principle of seperate but equal.
    This court case was a set back for blacks because they were being forced back into confinment of some sort.
  • 19th amendment

    19th amendment
    This amendment gace women the right to vote.
    This amendment is important because it gave women the power to voice their thoughts, and it made them feel important.
  • Executive Order of 1948

    Executive Order of 1948
    This order abolished segregation in the armed forces.
    This is important because now blacks could serve for their country and get even more freedoms.
  • Brown Vs. Board of Education

    Brown Vs. Board of Education
    this court case declared seperate balck and white schools unconstitutional.
    This is important because it allowed blacks to get a better education for their future.
  • Rosa refuses to give up her seat

    Rosa refuses to give up her seat
    Rosa Parks refuse to give up her seat, which was in the black section.
    This is important because it drew attention to the black community and eventualy led to de-segregated busses.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    This was a political and social protest campaign that started in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States, intended to oppose the city's policy of racial segregation on its public bus system.
    This is important because it is televised and leads to de-segregated busses
  • Civil RightsAct of 1957

    This is the 1st civil rights piece of legislation passed by congress since the civil war.
    This is important because it showed people were siding with the blacks.
  • 24th amendment

    This amendment prohibited a poll tax for voting.
    This is important because before many blacks could not afford to vote, but now they could.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    This act outlawed major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women, including racial segregation. It ended unequal voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by places that served the public.
    This is the biggest step for equalty.
  • Voting rights act of 1965

    This act outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread revocation of voting rights of African Americans in the U.S.
    This solidified the right for blacks to vote.
  • Civil Rights act of 1968

    This act provided equal housing opportunities regardless of race, color, or national origin.
    This made sure everyone could vote and have equal rights.