Amer goverment

  • 1100

    Representative Government

    Representative Government
    A government where one person represents the people
  • 1215

    Manga Carta

    Moved from the rule of man to rule of law
    Outlined individual rights which king could not violate
    Included taxation and trial provisions
  • Jamestown’s House of Burgesses

    Jamestown’s House of Burgesses
    the first democratically-elected legislative body in the British American colonies
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    Required monarchs to obtain Parliamentary approval before new taxes
  • English Bill of Rights

    Guaranteed free speech and protection from cruel and unusual punishment
  • The Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment
    Intellectual movement in 18th century Europe
    Classical liberal concerns addressed in Enlightenment
    Framers of the U.S. Constitution believed in people’s natural rights to life, liberty, and property.
  • Stamp Act

    First direct tax on paper goods and legal documents
  • Boston Massacre

    British soldiers killed protesters
  • Boston Tea Party

    Revolutionaries dumped British Tea into the harbor
  • Intolerable Acts

    Colonists were forced to “Quarter,” or house, British troops
  • Declaration of Independence

    likely drawn from Virginia Declaration of Rights and inspired by John Locke
    Blamed the King for a variety of issues in the Colonies
    Signed by the delegates to the Second Continental Congress on August 2, 1776.​
  • Articles of Confederation

    First National Government
  • Articles of Confederation

    First National Government
  • The Constitutional Convention

    Drafting a New Constitution
  • Shay’s Rebellion

    Massachusetts farmers rebelled over the prospect of losing land
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Established a plan for settling the Northwest Territory
    Included disputed lands
    Created system for admitting states to the Union
    Banned slavery in the territory
    Guided nation’s western expansion
  • 3/5 Compromise

    3/5 Compromise
    that three-fifths of the slave population would be counted for determining direct taxation and representation in the House of Representatives
  • Bill of Rights

    First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
  • Whigs countered with National Gazette

    Whigs countered with National Gazette
    Whigs countered with National Gazette
  • Louisiana Purchase

     Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase encompassed 530,000,000 acres of territory in North America that the United States purchased from France in 1803 for $15 million. The territory made up all or part of fifteen modern U.S. states between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. ..
  • McCulloch v. Maryland

    McCulloch v. Maryland
    Maryland taxed the national bank
    Court ruled bank was necessary and proper
  • Gibbons v. Ogden

    Right of a state legislature to award a monopoly to operate a steamship line between NY and NJ
  • Democratic-Republican party split

    Democratic-Republican party split into today’s two major parties—Democrats, Republicans​
  • John Marshall

    John Marshall
    Began to expand the power of the Supreme Court
  • Filibuster

    Let people argue forever when a bill was on the floor
  • Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)

    Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)
    lave who sued for his and his family's freedom after being taken to a free state​
    Court said that Scott, as an African-American and previously property, was not a citizen ​
    Gave him no legal standing to sue​
  • Morrill act

    Morrill  act
    Granted large tracts of land to states; states sold land and used money for colleges
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    War between the north and south
  • Pendleton Civil Service Act

    Pendleton Civil Service Act
    Passed because of assassination of President James Garfield
    Man was upset about not being appointed Postmaster
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    The Sherman Antitrust Act prevented monopolies
  • Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)​

    Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)​
    Ruled segregation was legal as long as the facilities were equal​
    “Separate but equal” doctrine​
  • FBI

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency.
  • 17th amendment

    Direct election of Senators
  • 16th amendment

    16th amendment
    gave Congress authority to set a federal income tax
    Main source of US income
  • Population of US doubled

    Population of US doubled
    Led to economic boom is the 1920's
  • Prohibition in the United States

    Prohibition in the United States
    Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933. Prohibitionists first attempted to end the trade in alcoholic drinks during the 19th century.
  • Radio

    became the first form of electronic media​
  • Native Americans granted citizenship

    Native Americans granted citizenship
    N. Americans granted citizenship
  • Great depression

    Biggest economic depression in US history
  • Dual Federalism

    Dual Federalism
    Both state and national governments were equal authorities operating within their own spheres of influence
  • Social Security Act

    Social Security Act
    The Social Security Act of 1935 is a law enacted by the 74th United States Congress and signed into law by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The law created the Social Security program as well as insurance against unemployment. The law was part of Roosevelt's New Deal domestic program.
  • World War 2

    The second world war helped revived the US economy
  • United States v. Darby

    United States v. Darby
    Upheld Fair Labor Standards Act; Commerce Clause allows Congress to regulate employment conditions
  • Korematsu v. the United States

    Korematsu v. the United States
    Upheld involuntary internment of ethnically Japanese American citizens​
  • CIA

    The Central Intelligence Agency, known informally as the Agency and the Company, is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the federal government of the United States,
  • Health and Human Services:

    Health and Human Services:
    Protects health of people
    FDA sets safety standards for food, food additives, and medicinal drugs
    Federal provider of social services
    Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
    Helps prevent disease outbreaks
    Ex. flu, bioterrorism
  • The New Deal Era

    The New Deal Era
    The court saw Roosevelt's economic legislation as an assault on property rights​
    Ruled that some New Deal programs violated the Constitution​
  • Brown v. Board

    Brown v. Board
    Desegregated school
  • NASA

    Research space and went to the moon
  • Cooperative federalism

    Cooperative federalism
    States and national governments worked together to deal with the Great Depression
    Many cases about FDR's New Deal reached the Supreme Court.
  • Miranda v. Arizona

    Miranda v. Arizona
    Expanded rights of people accused of crimes
  • Loving V. Virginia

    Loving V. Virginia
    Struck down all state laws banning interracial marriage​
  • MLK assination

    MLK assination
    Civil rights leader killed
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Tinker v. Des Moines
    Schools couldn’t prevent students from protesting the Vietnam War
  • united states postal service

    united states postal service
    A government ran a postal service that delivers mail all around the nation
  • Great Society

    Great Society
    Government program to eliminate poverty and social inequality
    Johnson created creative federalism, which released national funds to achieve national goals.
  • New federalism

    New federalism
    Returned some authority to state governments
    Began in 1980s
    Ronald Reagan believed state governments could better provide services to the people
    Cut national grant money and relaxed national requirements
  • Fiscal federalism

    Fiscal federalism
    System of spending, taxing, and providing aid in the federal system
  • Twin towers attacked

    Twin towers attacked
    terrorist attacked the twin towers
  • TSA

    Transportation Security Administration
  • United States Department of Homeland Security

    United States Department of Homeland Security
    A government agency was created to help ensure national security and stop terrorism.
  • CBP

    Customs and Border Protection