• May 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta created by King John. It moved from rule of man to rule of law. It also included taxation and trial provisions.
  • mayflower compact

    mayflower compact
    first government document of the Plymouth colonies. Written by male passengers of mayflower.
  • Petition of Rights

    Petition of Rights
    Signed by King Charles. It required monarchs to require parliamentary approval before new taxes. The government could also not unlawfully imprison people or establish a military rule or during times of peace.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    Created a constitutional monarchy. It guaranteed free speech and protection from cruel and unusual punishment.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Price of sugar was protested. Aimed at ending the smuggling of sugar and molasses.
  • Federalist paper Gazette of the United States published

    Was an early American newspaper. It was established in New York.
  • postal service established

    postal service established
    Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general in 1775.
  • McCulloch v. Maryland

    McCulloch v. Maryland
    is one of the first and most important Supreme Court cases on federal power. In this case, the Supreme Court held that Congress has implied powers derived from those listed in Article I, Section 8. The “Necessary and Proper” Clause gave Congress the power to establish a national bank.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state. Made free soil all western territories north of Missouri's southern borders.
  • Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)

    Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)
    Gibbons v. Ogden, 22 U.S. 1, was a landmark decision in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that the power to regulate interstate commerce, granted to Congress by the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution, encompassed the power to regulate navigation.
  • Democratic and republican party split into two parties

    They split into the two groups because of the two opinions regarding slavery.
  • compromise of 1850

    compromise of 1850
    accepts CA as a state. US expands its territory.
  • Morrill Act

    The Morrill Act granted large tracts of land to states; states sold land and used the money for colleges.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    This case upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation under the “separate but equal” doctrine. ..
  • 16th amendment

    gave Congress authority to set a federal income tax
    The main source of US income
  • 17th amendment

    17th amendment
    The senate may be composed of two senators from each state. They will have 6 year terms and must be residents of the state they represent.
  • 22nd amendment

    22nd amendment
    No president can be elected more than once. It prevents presidents from being able to run for an elongated term.
  • Brown v. Board

    the Court declared that racial segregation in public schools violated the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment,
  • Morrill Act (1862)

    The Morrill Land-Grant Acts are United States statutes that allowed for the creation of land-grant colleges in U.S. states using the proceeds from sales of federal land largely or entirely taken from indigenous tribes through treaty, cessation, or seizure
  • Miranda v. Arizona

    was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the U.S.
  • Loving V. Virginia

    was 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. Constitution.
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, 393 U.S. 503, was a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court that defined First Amendment rights of students in U.S. public schools.
  • Homeland Security

    The United States Department of Homeland Security is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for public security, roughly comparable to the interior or home ministries of other countries