Injustice and Inequality

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In History
  • Cotton gin is invented in U.S.

    Cotton Gin
    Invented by Eli Whitney, the Cotton Gin helped process cotton and it made material much cheaper; however, there was a greater need of slaves to pick the cotton. This invention strengthened the argument for keeping slavery legal in the country.
  • Spain ends slavery

    The struggle to end slavery
    Spain makes slavery illegal in country and Spanish colonies.
  • Slavery ends in Great Britain

    The struggle to end slavery
    Great Britain signs a treaty to end slavery and to stop slave trade
  • The Amistad mutiny and trial

    Amistad mutiny
    On July 2, 1839, was a slave rebellion that took place on the ship Amistad near Cuba. The rebels were later tried in the US and they won the trial.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    US passed a law saying that run away slaves are to be returned to their masters and those who helped the slaves run away will be sent to criminal sanctions
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise consisted of five laws passed to deal with slavery int eh US
  • Signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in U.S

    The Emancipation Proclemation
    On January 1, 1863 (during thbe third year of the civil war), President Abraham Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclemation, which declares "that all persons held as slaves are, and henceforth shall be free"
  • Slavery ends in the USA

    History of Slavery in America
    The Civil War ends and President Lincoln is assasnated. The Thirteenth Amendment ends slavery in the USA.
  • U.S. ratifies 13th amendment to the Constitution.

    13th Ammendment to the U.S Constitution
    The U.S officially make slavery illegal in 1865 by making the 13th ammendment in the U.S constitution.
  • Brown vs. Board of education (U.S. Supreme Court case)

    Seperate Is Not Equal - Brown vs Board of Education
    Court allowed equal opportunity for everyone in education despite race (USA).
  • The Murder of Emmett Till

    The Murder of Emmett Till
    A 14 year old boy was kidnapped, beaten, and killed by a white shop owner Roy Bryant when he was seen in the shop.
  • Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assasinated

    Assasination of Martin Luther King Jr.
    On April 4th, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot in the head near the Loraine Motel in Memphis at 6:01p.m. The murder, James Earl Ray killed the civil rights leader because he did not believe in his actions.
  • The Last Country to ban Slavery

    BBC Ethics - Modern Slavery
    31 years ago, Mauritania, an Afircan State, was the last country to abolish slavery, but they did not pass a law enforcing the ban. The law banning slavery in the country was only passed in 2007.
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    Jan 1, 1528

    European Explorers bring Slaves to America

    History of the Atlantic Slave Trade in the Americas
    European Explorers brought the first African Slaves to the New World for development. At that time, slavery was accepted as a fact of life.
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    American Civil War

    American Civil War
    Tension between southern and northern parts of America leads to Civil War. Conflict was about civil rights and slavery.
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    Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    The Jim Crow Laws were laws passed by the Southern States to legalize segregation between blacks and whites
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    Civil Rights Movement for African Americans in the U.S.

    African-American Civil Rights Movement
    The African American Civil Rights Movement were acts of rebellion againt segregation and racism in the Southern States.
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    Freedom Riders Movement

    Freedom Riders Timeline
    A group of people of both sexes and races go on a bus rider and protest against the law by sitting in "white" seats.