Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992

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1860'S
Asian American immigration to West Coast begins
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1862
Homestead Act
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1865
End of Civil War
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1866
Formation of Ku Klux Klan; Black codes against African Americans (1865-6)
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1868
14th Amendment to the constitution; 2 African American senators elected
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1869-76
More than 200 battles between US Army and Plains indians
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1870
15th Amendment passed
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1877
End of reconstruction; segregation started in South; repression of unions
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1881
Gompers set up American Federation of Labour; Brooker T. Washington became principal at Tuskegee
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1884
Prohibitation of the Sun dance
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1887
Dawes Act
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1890
End of Indian wars with battle of Wounded Knee
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1893
Homestead Steel Strike
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1894
President Cleaveland used troops to break the Pullman strike
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1896
Plessy V Ferguson Supreme court case; Only 3% of factory workers belonged to unions
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1905
Du Bois founded the Niagra Movement
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1909
Foundation of the NAACP
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1915
Re-founding of the Ku Klux Klan (4.5 million members by 1924)
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1919
Race Riots; Coal and steel strikes crushed by troops
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1919-20
The 'Great Red Scare'
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1924
Native Americans became Citizens
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1928
Meriam Report
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1933-41
New Deal
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1934
Indian Reorganisations Act
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1935
Wagner Act
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1936-37
Chrysler and General Motors finally recognise unions
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1943
Smith - Connally Act
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1947
Taft - Hartley Act
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1948
US Armed forces desegregated
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1955
Montgomery Buss Boycott - Rise of Martin Luther King to national prominence
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1956
Foundation of Southern Christian Leadership Conference
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1957
Civil Rights Act; Central High, LittleRock, Arkansas case
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1964
Civil Rights Act
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1965
Voting Rights Act
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1968
Assassination of Martin Luther King
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1969
Introduction of Affirmative Action; Bussing in education Began
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1973
Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision on Abortion
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1978
Bakke Case in Supreme Court on Affirmative Action
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1984
Grove City v Bell Supreme Court on Affirmative Action
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1988
Civil Rights Restoration Act
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1990
Duro V Reina Supreme Court decision on civil rights laws
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1992
Supreme court supported attacks on school desegregation (Freeman v Pitts)
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