This amendment abolished slavery in the United States
Fourteenth Amendment is passed
June 13, 1866
Ensured that all citizens of the United states had not only federal rights, but the rights of the state as well. As well as, it overrided the act of counting slaves as three-fifths of a person when counting the population.
January 1, 1890
A law is passed in Louisiana that segregates the whites from the blacks.
Homer Plessy boards train
June 7, 1892
Homer Plessy boarded a train to New Orleans in which he sat with the whites. Although, Plessy was 1/8 black, so he was commanded to use the black car. Plessy refused and was arrested.
September 1, 1892
When taken to court Plessy made a claim against the state of Louisiana in the violation of his rights according to the 13th and 14th amendment. The judge, Howard Ferguson, ruled against him.
May 18, 1896
The supreme court ruled that "separate but equal" facilities such as restaurants, playgrounds, water fountains, etc. were constitutional.