Anslees Government Timeline

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  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta is a document guaranteeing English political liberties.
  • Jamestown House of Burgesses

    Jamestown House of Burgesses
    The lower house of the colonial Virginia legislature.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    Each charter guaranteed colonists the "rights of Englishmen."
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    A legal petition formerly used to obtain redress as possession or restitution of property, from the British Crown for breach of contract or to remedy manifest injustice.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    Gave freedom of speech and protection from cruel and unusual punishment.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act reduced the rate of tax on molasses from six pence to three pence per gallon, while Grenville took measures that the duty be strictly enforced.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    A tax on the legal recognition of documents.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Arising from the resentment of Boston colonists toward British troops quartered in the city, in which the troops fired on the mob and killed several of people.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” dumped 342 chests of tea, imported by the British East India Company into the harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Quartering of British troops.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was the formal proclamation that the colonies would now be an independent country separate from Great Britain.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The original constitution of the US, ratified in 1781, which was replaced by the US Constitution in 1789.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Massachusetts farmers rebelled over prospect of losing land; Farmers attacked courthouses to keep judges from foreclosing on farms; Stormed military arsenal.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    It provided a method for admitting new states to the Union from the territory, and listed a bill of rights guaranteed in the territory.
  • Constitution

    Constitution
    This founding document, originally comprising seven articles, delineates the national frame of government.
  • Federalist Paper

    The Federalist Papers is a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay under the collective pseudonym "Publius" to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution.
  • Judiciary Act

    An Act to Establish the Judicial Courts of the United States.
  • Dual Federalism

    A political arrangement in which power is divided between the federal and state governments in clearly defined terms, with state governments exercising those powers accorded to them without interference from the federal government.
  • Whigs Countered with National Gazette

    The National Gazette was a Democratic-Republican partisan newspaper that was first published on October 31.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    The Whiskey Rebellion was a violent tax protest.
  • Marbury VS Madison

    Power of judicial review.
  • 12th Amendment

    Allows the president to choose the Vice President.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Provided a powerful impetus to westward expansion, and confirmed the doctrine of implied powers of the federal Constitution.
  • McCulloch v. Maryland

    McCulloch v. Maryland
    The United States Congress incorporated a federal Bank of the United States through a legislative act. The State of Maryland imposed a tax on any bank operating within the state that did not possess a state charter.
  • gibbons vs ogden

    Right of a state legislature to award a monopoly to operate a steamship line between NY and NJ.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    First national women's rights convention.
  • Dred Scott VS Sanford

    The Dred Scott case, also known as Dred Scott v. Sandford, was a decade-long fight for freedom by a Black enslaved man named Dred Scott.
  • Morrill Act

    An act donating public lands to the several States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the Mechanic arts.
  • 13th amendment

    Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
  • 14th amendment

    Granted citizenship to all persons "born or naturalized in the United States
  • 15th amendment

    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    Ended Chinese immigration.
  • 16th Amendment

    Gave congress the right to set a federal income tax.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    Removed from state legislatures the power to choose U.S. Senators and gave that power directly to voters in each state.
  • 18th amendment

    United States imposing the federal prohibition of alcohol.
  • 19th amendment

    Women's rights to vote.
  • "The Radio"

    "The Radio"
    The radio became the first form of electronic media.
  • Native Americans Granted Citizenship

    Native Americans Granted Citizenship
    Approved on June 2, 1924, this act of Congress granted citizenship to any Native Americans born within the United States
  • 20th amendment

    Sets the inauguration date for new presidential terms and the date for new sessions of Congress
  • US vs Miller

    US vs Miller
    A case in which the Court found that owning a sawed-off double-barrel shotgun was not protected under the Second Amendment.
  • Minersville school district vs gobitis

    Minersville school district vs gobitis
    The Court decided 8-1 in favor of the school policy, ruling that the government could require respect for the flag as a key symbol of national unity and a means of preserving national security.
  • US vs Darby

    US vs Darby
    Upheld Labor Standards Act.
  • Executive Order

    Executive Order
    Order authorized the evacuation of all persons deemed a threat to national security from the West Coast to relocation centers further inland.
  • West Virginia State Board Of Education

    West Virginia State Board Of Education
    A landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court holding that the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment protects students from being forced to salute the American flag or say the Pledge of Allegiance in public school.
  • Korematsu VS THE US

    Korematsu VS THE US
    A case in which the Court held that compulsory exclusion of citizens during times of war is justified in order to reduce the risk of espionage.
  • TV replaced the RADIO

    TV replaced the RADIO
    The 1950s signaled a change in the Golden Age of radio, with the development and quick popularity of the home television set.
  • Edwards VS SC

    Edwards VS SC
    The Supreme Court ruled that South Carolina had violated students' First Amendment rights of peaceable assembly, speech, and petition when the police dispersed a peaceful protest against segregation.
  • Equal Pay Act

    Equal Pay Act
    Established equal pay for men and women.
  • Great Society

    Great Society
    The Great Society was a set of domestic programs in the United States launched by Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Civil Rights Act

    Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
  • Miranda VS Arizona

    Expanded rights of people accused of crimes.
  • Loving VS Virginia

    A landmark civil rights decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that laws banning interracial marriage violate the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S.
  • Age Discrimination Act

    A US labor law that forbids employment discrimination.
  • Tinker VS Des Moines

    A landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court that defined First Amendment rights of students in U.S. public schools.
  • War Powers Resolution

    A congressional resolution designed to limit the U.S. president's ability to initiate or escalate military actions abroad.” As part of our system of governmental “checks and balances,” the law aims to check the executive branch's power
  • War Powers Resolution

    A congressional resolution designed to limit the U.S. president's ability to initiate or escalate military actions abroad.” As part of our system of governmental “checks and balances,” the law aims to check the executive branch's power.
  • Harlow VS Fitzgerald

    Established the rationale for qualified immunity.
  • Graham VS Connor

    A United States Supreme Court case in which the Court determined that an objective reasonableness standard should apply to a civilian's claim that law enforcement.
  • Tennessee VS Garner

    Limited police use of lethal force...
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    A civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability.
  • Illegal Immigration

    Under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, individuals residing in the country without legal permission for between 180 days and 365 days were prohibited from reentering legally for three years.
  • Homeland Security

    The Homeland Security Act provides the secretary of Homeland Security with the authority to direct and control investigations that require access to information needed to investigate and prevent terrorism