Timeline covering entire unit 1865-1992 (federal government)

timeline covering what the federal government did for:
women, civil rights, native americans, trade unions 

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President Civil Rights Trade unions Native Americans Women
Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation
1861-1865 1863 ­ black people can no
longer be owned as property +
can leave their masters
Thirteenth Amendment 1865 ­
established freedom in law +
provided freedmen with some
basic human rights
Andrew Johnson Fourteenth Amendment 1868 ­ Civil Rights Act 1866 ­
1865-1869 Citizenship + equal protection by Excluded Native Americans
Exercised right of veto Civil Rights Act 1866 ­ `all races'
against civil rights were citizens of the United States
legislation, congress Military Reconstruction Act
tried to impeach him 1867 ­ divided the south into
which weakened him military districts
politically. Freedman's Bureau 1865 ­ set
up to support freed slaves in the
short term and provide a basis
for their long term security ­
closed 1972
CRA 1875 ­ found
unconstitutional 1883,
formalised segregation
BUT Johnson said nothing about
the rights of freed slaves ­ which

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Ulysses S. Grant Fifteenth Amendment 1870 ­ Peace Policy ­ to minimise Comstock laws 1873 ­
1869-1877 forbade the denial of the vote to military conflicts with the effectively made the sale,
any man irrespective of colour. Indians decreased from 101 advertisement and
Financial scandals Enforcement acts 1871 ­ per year in 1869 to a low of distribution of
undermined his empowered federal officers to 15 per year in 1875 contraceptives illegal
authority during his take action only against states,
second term. not individuals.…read more

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Grover Cleveland Dawes Severalty Act 1887 ­
1885 ­ 1889 end of the reservation act,
established the General
Allotment Act 1887 which
gave each head of the
family 160 acres of land for
25 years in trust ­
challenged the matriarchal
system of Native American
Benjamin Harrison
1889 - 1893 Do nothing president
Grover Cleveland Curtis Act 1898 ­ proposed
1893 ­ 1897 the termination of the rights
of these tribes to be
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Mississippi poll tax was
Theodore Roosevelt Supported the progressive United Mine Workers Cherokee Nation v.
1901-1909 movement but did not really Strike 1902 ­ set up a Hitchcock 1902 ­
address the question of black civil fact-finding commission challenged the right of
rights. that stopped the strike and congress to deny them their
Held meetings with Booker T resulted in the workers rights to live according to
Washington getting more pay for less their own laws and
hours traditions
Lone Wolf v.…read more

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William Howard Taft Took little interest in civil rights, Supported free
1909-1913 saw them as a question of immigration, so vetoed a
states' rights law passed by congress
Advised blacks to stay out of (and supported by labour
politics and focus on education unions) that would have
restricted unskilled
labourers by imposing a
literacy test.…read more

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Bursum bill 1922 ­
authorised the acquisition
of Pueblo lands
With Southern
Democrats occupying
leading positions in
federal intervention
seemed unlikely in the
twenties when it came
to African Americans
Calvin Coolidge In favour of civil rights, Indian Citizenship Act 1924
1923-1929 appointed no known members of ­ granted citizenship to
the KKK, meant the Klan lost American Indians +
"the roaring twenties" influence during his term permitted them to retain
Called for anti-lynching laws tribal land + cultural rights.…read more

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The last republican education and wanted the races hires Charles Rhoads to put
president to receive assimilated into white culture together a reform package
large scale support along the lines of those
from blacks in an suggested in the report
election federal aid was increased
1928 ­ condemned the
allotment policy and
claimed Indians were the
most impoverished people
in the USA
Franklin D Roosevelt They were not covered by the National Industry The Indian Reorganisation Women only benefitted
1933-1945 social security act or the…read more

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Fair employment practices
commission 1941 ­ aimed
to eliminate racial
discrimination war-time
Harry Truman Desegregated the army after Taft-Hartley Act 1947 ­ Indian Claims Committee
1945-1953 WW2 restrained the powers of 1946 ­ set up to deal with
President's committee on civil trade unions (although claims for the return of
rights 1946 ­ but no legislation Truman attempted to veto Indian land take in the
followed because the president this) assimilation period, but
could not persuade congress to worked slowly and largely
pass any offered…read more

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Harrison v. Laveen 1948 ­
tried to register vote, wasn't
allowed, claimed their rights
had been violated.
Although court voted in
their favour other states in
the west continued to
restrict voting rights.…read more

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John F Kennedy 1961 ­ Bill to increase President's commission
1960 ­ 1963 minimum wage rejected by on the status of women
congress. 1963 ­ resulted in the equal
New Frontier Equal Pay Act 1963 ­ wage pay act, but promoted
discrimination on basis of training for young women
gender is illegal for marriage and
motherhood. The message
was that women were first
and foremost mothers and
wives.…read more


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