What IF?

Events

Colombus discovers the Americas

1492

Beginning of the Columbian Exchange

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Approx. 1500 - Approx. 1900

moved around 10.7 million slaves to America

Missouri Compromise

1820

Sets the free state and slave state line.

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854

Replaces the Missouri Compromise as legislation for free and slave states.

Dred Scott v. Sanford

1857

Supreme Court Justice Taney rules that African Americans cannot be citizens under the Constitution.

Abraham Lincoln

1860 - 1865

Lincoln becomes president starting the Civil War

Emancipation Proclamation

1863

Freed all slaves in southern states.

Reconstruction

1865 - 1877

Black Codes, a rise in Political power of African Americans, share cropping

Civil Rights Act of 1964

1964

Desegregates America, allows African Americans to rise to positions of power.

Robert Johnson

2001

Bob Johnson becomes the first African American billionaire in US history.