Final History Timeline

Rights and Privileges of American Indians

First Native American Uprising

1622 - 1624

This happened soon after the settlement of the first American colony, in Plymouth, and was the first big conflict.

Pontiac's War

May 1763 - 1766

Chief Pontiac fought a war against the British with the Ottawa Indians, which lasted for a few years. This is an important event because this was a very big conflict with Britain and it led to the Proclamation of 1763 later.

Proclamation of 1763

October 7, 1763

American Indians had been in conflict with the Europeans and in 1763, a proclamation was signed to have the settlers to return east and back over the appalachian mountains. The Proclamation of 1763 was issued by King George III and it granted the American Indians the right to their own land.

Treaty of Paris

1783

This was a treaty that was signed between Great Britain and the United States and was when Great Britain gave up all land, south of Canada, and finally recognized the United States as an independent country. This allowed the to settle anywhere in the east of the Mississippi.

Indian Removal Act

May 28, 1830

This was passed by Congress in 1830 and it gave the power to the president and allowed him to take whatever land that he wanted, east of the Mississippi, from the Native Americans as long as they were compensated with new land that was gained in the western region.

Women Citizenship

1888

In 1888 many Native American women were granted citizenship because they were married to people that were already citizens of the United States

Plessy v. Ferguson

April 26, 1896

The Plessy V Ferguson court case dealt with the fact that colored people were not supposed to be with white people and that many things should be segregated. This case also affected Native Americans as well because they were thought of as seconds class citizens too.

Veteran Citizenship

1919

In 1919, many Native American world war 1 veterans were granted citizenship as well because of their service to the country and involvement in outside wars.

Citizenship for Everyone

1924

In 1924, the Federal government had finally come to the decision to let all Native Americans gain citizenship. This helped give Native Americans more rights but some power still lied within the states so many Native Americans were still denied the right to vote.

National Congress of American Indians

November 1944

This was when the first meeting was held by the NCAI, and it met to discuss how to advance and give more rights and privileges to Native Americans in the Modern U.S.

Rights and Privileges of African Americans

First Slaves in America

1619

This was the year that the first African American slaves were brought to the United States. This is a very important event because it is the start of a very long debate that will last a few hundred years and is still an important issue to this day.

3/5 Compromise

1787

This was a compromise proposed by James Wilson and Roger Sherman in 1787 and it declared that the slave population would count as only three-fifths and made the value of their vote less than that of a white man.

Slavery is Illegal

1787

This is when slavery was outlawed in the North but to southern farmers were completely dependent on slave work that they did not outlaw it.

Slaves Importation has Stopped

March 2, 1807 - 1808

Congress does not allow slaves to be imported from Africa and this was passed on March 2nd even though it did not go into full effect until 1808

Missouri Compromise

1820

Slavery is banned North of Missouri and it also allowed Missouri to be a slave state. At this time, the 22 states were perfectly split between slave and free.

Dred Scott Case

1857

This case came to the conclusion that Congress is not allowed to decide if slavery is Illegal in states and also it decided that slaves are not citizens.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

This was the biggest war in African American history because even though there were many other reasons that were claimed to have started the war, it was the issue of slavery that really begun it. In 1861, Fort Sumter was attacked by the Confederate troops officially beginning the war.

Rights Restricted

1865 - 1866

The rights of many freed African American slaves are restricted and their rights are being taken away. Racism is still very prevalent even though slavery is outlawed

Plessy V. Ferguson

April 26, 1896

The Plessy V Ferguson court case dealt with the fact that colored people were not supposed to be with white people and that many things should be segregated. This case also affected Native Americans as well because they were thought of as seconds class citizens too.

Brown vs Board

December 9,1952 - May 17, 1954

This case had declared that racial segregation in public schools was illegal and unconstitutional