Lack of Rights

What are Rights?

Basic conditions guaranteed to each person. " They are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights." (Deceleration of Independence)

Reconstruction era

What were the Black codes?

Black codes were laws denying most legal rights to newly freed slaves: passed by southern states following the Civil war.

How it is related to lack of rights:

It denied black people some of their rights after they were freed from slavery.

Reconstruction era

What was the 15th amendment?

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied... on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

However, the 15th amendment did not include gender equality, women still were not allowed to vote.

How it is related to lack of rights:

Although it allowed people to vote no matter race or color, it still denied the women their right to vote.

Progressive era

What was the 19th amendment?

The 19th amendment to the U.S constitution granted American women the right to vote in 1920. A right known as woman suffrage. It took a long time for women to get the same rights as men, especially the right to vote.

How it is related to lack of rights:

Women finally got their right to vote, but it took a very long time for this and that was their right that was taken away for a while.

Manifest destiny

What was the Trail of Tears?

In 1838 and 1839, as part of Andrew Jackson's Indian removalpolicy, the Cherokee nation was forced to give up its land east of the Mississippi River and migrate to an area in present-day Oklahoma.

How it is related to lack of rights:

The government took away the Cherokee's right to live where they choose, they were pushed out of their homes and their land.


What was child labor?

Children would work long hours in dangerous factory conditions for very little money to support their families, this prevented them from being able to get an education.

How it is related to lack of rights:

The children, in some cases, were forced to work by there family's in unsafe conditions and for extended periods of time. The children had no say in what they could or could not do. So they had to obey what they were told. So they could not attended school. Which took away there right to education.

World war 1

What was the Sedition Act?

Law passed by congress in 1918 to make it illegal to say anything disloyal, profane, or abusive about the government or the war effort.

How it is related to lack of rights:

The people were no longer allowed to speak there mind about the war, they had to go along with everything that the government said.

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