Civil Rights Terms By: Joe and Amaya

The Dred Scott Case

The Dred Scott case was about a man who was suing for his freedom because he lived in slave free territories for 11 years but under the law he wasn’t a citizen per the constitution in 1857.

Emancipation Proclamation

In 1862 the emancipation proclamation declared all slaves were free in confederate states. Even though President Lincoln demanded all slave be free.

13th Amendment

The 13th amendment officially banned any form of slavery, and ended laws that supported slavery in 1865.

14th amendment

The 14th amendment added in 1968 stated that anyone no matter what could be an american citizen if they were born in the U.S.

15th amendment

The 15th amendment made it illegal to deny another man the right to vote based on race.

Plessy vs. Ferguson

The supreme court ruled that segregation Is ok so as long as African Americans are given equal accommodations as others in 1896.

Brown vs. Board of Education

The story of Brown v. Board of Education, which ended legal segregation in public schools, in 1954 because the supreme court said it was unconstitutional.

Montgomery Bus Boycott

African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest segregated seating, took place from December 5, 1955, to December 20, 1956. This made the supreme court think that segregated bus rules were unconditional.

Little Rock Nine

The Little Rock Nine, as the teens came to be known, were black students who sought to attend Little Rock Central High School in the fall of 1957.

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