Civil Rights

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In History
  • First european colony in America

    First european colony in America
    Jamestown was the first european colony to set up in america
  • First 20 slaves in Virginia

    First 20 slaves in Virginia
    These were the first 20 aficans slaves, who were sold to the settlers in Viirginia
  • The Mayflower

    The Mayflower
    The Mayflower had 13 colonies:
    -New Ingland: fishing
    -Middle Colonies: industries
    -Southern Colonies: plantations and slavery
  • The Mayflower

    "Pilgrim Fathers" were brought from Holland, England, on August 15 of 1620.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    By declaring themselves an independent nation, the American colonists were able to confirm an official alliance with the Government of France and get French assistance in the war against Great Britain.
  • The Constitution was passed

    The Constitution was passed
    The nation was a loose confederation of states, each operating like independent countries.
    The articles gave the congress powers to govern foreign affairs, conduct war and regulate currency.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    This was a war between the States,and was a four-year war between the United States and 11 Southern states.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    President Abraham Lincoln's proclamate freedom from slavery for African-Americans.
  • Civil War: Ku Klux Klan

    Civil War: Ku Klux Klan
    The Ku Klux Klan was a organization against Blacks in the Southern States.
  • The 14th Amendment

    The 14th Amendment
    The 14th Amendment is passed, now the african Americans become full citizens.
  • 1st James Crow law in Tennessee

    1st James Crow law in Tennessee
    The 1869 law declared that black students would be separated of white students. Also blacks and whites should be separated in trains and public transportation.
  • The 15th Amendment

    The 15th Amendment
    The 15th Amendment states that the night vote will not be denied on account of race.
  • First State

    First State
    Wyoming becomes the First State to give women the right to Vote
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Founded

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Founded
  • The 19th Amendment Passes

    The 19th Amendment Passes
    The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted women the right to vote when it was passed.
  • Roosevelt Issues Order Relocating Japanese-Americans

    Roosevelt Issues Order Relocating Japanese-Americans
    President F.D. Roosevelt executed an order designating much of the west coast a "military area", and requiring relocation of most Japanese-Americans from certain west coast states.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycotts

    Montgomery Bus Boycotts
    African- American woman was arrested becausse of her refusal to move to the back of a bus triggers a citywide boycott of the bus system.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.: "I Have a Dream"

    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers the historic "I Have a Dream" speech
  • Equal Pay Act

    Equal Pay Act
    Equal Pay Act is a federal law requiring that employers pay all employees equally for equal work, regardless of whether the employees are male or female.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    This act prohibits discrimination in a number of settings: voting, public accommodations, public facilities, public education, federally-assisted programs, and employment and establishes the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
  • Loving v. Virginia

    The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia declares that laws prohibiting inter-racial marriage are unconstitutional.
  • Equal Rights Amendment Passes in Congress

    This was intended to explicitly guarantee equality to all persons, regardless of gender. After passing in Congress, the amendment did not receive enough votes for ratification by the individual states, and was never signed into law.
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act Signed

    Pregnancy Discrimination Act Signed
    Prohibits employment discrimination against female workers who are pregnant.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    (ADA) Protects persons with disabilities from discrimination in many aspects of life, including employment, education, and access to public accommodations.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act

    Family and Medical Leave Act
    Gives employees the right to take time off from work in order to care for a newborn, or take care of an ill famili member
  • Lawrence v. Texas (Rights of Same-Sex Couples)

    Lawrence v. Texas (Rights of Same-Sex Couples)
    declares to Texas statute that criminalizes same-sex sexual activity.
  • Shelby County v. Holder

    Shelby County v. Holder
    The supreme court declares that voting rights requires states with discriminatory histories to get preclearance from Congress before changing their voting laws.
  • Obergefell v. Hodges (Rights of Same-Sex Couples)

    Obergefell v. Hodges (Rights of Same-Sex Couples)
    The U.S. supreme court declares same sex marriage legal in all 50 states.