Timeline of Policies of Privilege and Oppression

Events

Slave Laws

1682

50 Acres and a Musket

1705

Naturalization Act

1790

Homestead Act

1862

13th Amendment and Convict Leasing

1865

14th Amendment

1868

Chinese Exclusion Act

1882

Civil Rights Cases

1883

Plessy v. Ferguson

1896

Expatriation Act

1907

California Alien Land Law

1913

Virginia Racial Purity Act

1924

Federal Housing Administration and Redlining

1934

Brown v. Board of Education

1954

Civil Rights Act

1964

Medicare Passage

1966

Pregnancy Discrimination Act

1978

Americans with Disabilities Act

1990

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

1993

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