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Small groups start demanding abolition

1830

Slavery debate intensifies; battle about whether it will expand west

1830 - 1860

Irish and German immigration to USA

1840 - 1860

Fugitive Slave Act

1850

Civil War

1861 - 1865

Reconstruction

1866

Southern and Eastern European immigration

1880 - 1920

Legal manipulation begins

1890

Supreme Court: separate but equal

1896

internal black migration to northern cities

1910 - 1930

peak of black migration north

1920

immigration to US shut down totally

1929

internal black migration to northern cities

1940 - 1970

march on washington

1941

brown v. board of education

1954

FDA accepts birth control patent

1960

JFK puts first civil rights legislation on the table

1963

JFK assassinated

1963

Civil Rights Act passes

1964

Johnson reopens door to immigrants

1965

Griswold v. Connecticut (contraceptives)

1965

Voting Rights Act passes

1965

MLK assassinated

1968

Roe v. Wade (abortion)

1973

Third immigration wave

1990 - 2010

Planned Parenthood v Casey (abortion)

1992