Ratification of the Constitution

By samah22
  • The Stamp Act

    This act helped lead to the ratification of the Constitution because it angered the colonists. This act forced them to pay tax on paper products such as marriage contracts, and other documents.
  • Magna Carta

    This was a petition for farming rights. It gave too much power to some people, and took away power from others. This angered the colonists, shich then led to the ratification of the constitution.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Daniel Shay, a Revolutionary War Veteran, led this rebellion with a number of farmers protesting the unfair treatment and seizure of farms for failing to pay depts. It proved the ineffectiveness of the Articles of Confederation. It later on led to the Constitutional Convention. (Walenta, 2010)
  • Chisholm vs. Georgia

    This case was considered the first supreme court case of great impact and significance.
  • The Whiskey Rebellion

    The government began to impose heavy taxes on liquor and other alcohol. This hurt the grain farmers the most. Peopleo began to riot, which then grew into a rebellion. Because of this, President Washington asked the governemr of Pennsylvania to organize his militia and go into action.
  • Marubury vs. Madison

    As Richard Dunn stated, "In 1798 John Adams and a Federalist Congress enacted the Alien and Sedition Acts that required registration and possible deportation of aliens as well as allowed prosecution of persons who spoke maliciously against the government (Hall & Feldmeier, 2012). As Hall and Feldmeier stated "The laws were used to persecute Republicans who opposed Federalists and Federalists policies" (p. 24)."