• 1777 BCE

    Articles of Confederation

    The articles of confederation perpetual union was an agreement among the 13 original states of the United States of America that served as its first frame of government. It was approved after much debate by the second Continental Congress on November 15, 1777, and sent to the states for ratification .
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta (“Great Charter”) is a document guaranteeing English political liberties that was drafted at Runnymede, a meadow by the River Thames, and signed by King John on June 15, 1215, under pressure from his rebellious barons
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence, the founding document of the United States, was approved by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776,
  • United States Constitution

    The constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America . It superseded the articles of Confederation, the nation's first constitution. Originally comprising seven articles, it delineates the national frame of government .
  • Constitutional Convention

    The Constitutional Confederation took place in Philadelphia from May to September 17, 1787 . Although the convention intended to revise the league of states and first system of government under the Articles of Confederation, the intention from the outset of many of its proponents, chief among them James Madison of Virginia and Alexander Hamilton of New York, was to create a new frame of government rather then fix the existing one .
  • Judiciary Act of 1789

    The Judiciary Act of 1789 was a United States federal statute enacted on September 24, 1789 during the first session of the first United States congress It established the federal judiciary of the United States .
  • Plessy v Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson was a landmark U.S Supreme Court decision in which the court ruled that racial segregation laws did not violate the U.S Constitution as long as the facilities for each race were equal in quality, a doctrine that came to be known as seperate but equal .
  • Tinker V. Des Moines independent Community School district

    Tinker V. des moines independent community School district, was a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court that defined first amendment rights of students in U.S public schools. The tinker test, also known as the substantial disruption test, is still used by courts today to determine weather a school's interest to prevent disruption infringes upon students' First Amendment rights .
  • Gregory v. City of chigago

    Gregory v. city of Chicago, 394 U.S 111, was a United States Supreme Court case in which the court overturned the disorderly conduct charges against Dick Gregory and others for peaceful Demonstrations in Chicago .