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Violation of Civil Liberties in American History Timeline created by meghnasitaram Jan 1, Conquests and Crusades European settlers mainly Spanish came to America to explore and colonize land in the early century. Explorers like Cortes and Pizarro came to America, and conquered the indigenous peoples living there, such as the Aztecs and Incas. Conquistadors continued their expeditions for wealth, and were cruel to many Native Americans, beginning the encomienda slavery system, and official oppression of the Native Americans. Jan 2, Rise of Slavery As the scope of American agriculture changed, the labor force did as well.

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Supreme Court ruled in the Dred Scott decision to deny citizenship and constitutional rights to all black people, legally establishing the race as "subordinate, inferior beings -- whether slave or freedmen.

However, Southern states managed to revive slavery era codes creating unattainable prerequisites for blacks to live, work or participate in society. The following year, the First Civil Rights Act invalidated these "Black Codes," conferring the "rights of citizenship" on all black people.

The Civil Rights Act of prohibited such cases of racial discrimination and guaranteed equal access to public accommodations regardless of race or color.

White supremacist groups, however, embarked upon a campaign against blacks and their white supporters. Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson upheld an Louisiana statute mandating racially segregated but equal railroad cars.

The ruling stated the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the U. Constitution dealt with political and not social equality. Ferguson gave a broad interpretation of "equal but separate" accommodations with reference to "white and colored people" legitimizing "Jim Crow" practices throughout the South.

Initially, the group called themselves the National Negro Committee.

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Founders Ida Wells-Barnett, W. Supreme Court's unanimously ruled in the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas that public school segregation was unconstitutional and paved the way for desegregation. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson ruling that said "separate educational facilities were inherently unequal.

Two white men, J. Milam and Roy Bryant, were arrested for the murder and acquitted by an all-white jury. They later boasted about committing the murder in a Look magazine interview. In response to her arrest, the Montgomery black community launched a bus boycott that lasted over a year until the buses desegregated on Dec.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Steele and Fred L. King was the organization's first president. The SCLC proved to be a major force in organizing the civil rights movement with a principle base of nonviolence and civil disobedience.

King believed it was essential for the civil rights movement not sink to the level of the racists and hate mongers who opposed them. Williams successfully led an armed self-defense of the home of the branch vice president and Monroe, N.

At a time of high racial tension, massive Klan presence and official rampant abuses of the black citizenry, Williams was recognized as a dynamic leader and key figure in the American South where he promoted a combination of nonviolence with armed self-defense, authoring the widely read "Negroes With Guns" in The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a national organization that works daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

On March 2, , the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee intervened in Blanchard v. City of Memphis, a lawsuit challenging the City of Memphis’ creation of a list of people, including multiple members of the Black Lives Matter movement and other local political activists and organizers, who require a police escort while visiting.

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[Harper's Weekly, ; American Civil Liberties Union, ] The Exclusion Act will be repealed over 60 years later (see December 17, ). Civil Liberties and National Security Timeline The conflict between civil liberties and national security is age-old, as the quotations below illustrate. Civil Rights Act of The Civil Rights Act of prohibits discrimination in a number of settings: voting, public accommodations, public facilities, public education, federally-assisted programs, and employment and establishes the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Undo. Lost Liberties Habeas corpus is not a fancy legal term, it's the freedom from being throw in prison illegally, with no help and no end in sight. This ACLU timeline offers several key dates in the history of habeas corpus, beginning in thirteenth century England and continuing through the controversial signing of the Military Commissions Act of interactiveStart the timeline >>.

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There may be nothing more important than understanding your civil liberties—those personal freedoms guaranteed and protected by the US government—and how they are different from (and similar to) those enjoyed by citizens around the world.

Transcript of Timeline of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Declaration of Independence- Between the dates of June 11th and June 28th Thomas Jefferson drafted this document. Jefferson summarized this declaration from John Locke and the Continental philosophers about individual liberties.

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