Alabama

Events

Joined the union

1819

150.000 slaves brought into Alabama

1820 - 1840

First railroad opened

1832

Alabama gold rush

1835

christmas= legal holiday

1836

Montgomery was selected as capital

1846

Civil war began

1861

Alabama readmitted to Union

1868

Women can now vote in Alabama

1920

Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat in a bus

1955

First woman governor in state

1967

Most stringent immigration laws in U.S. passed in Alabama

2011