Change in Government in Amercian History

  • The Mayflower Compact

    The Mayflower Compact
    It was the first governing document that ruled the Plymouth colony. This was the earliest fom of government from the colonists.
  • The Toleration Act was passed

    The Toleration Act was passed
    The purpose of this act was to mandate religous tolerance for Christians. This was act was important because it was one of the first acts on religous freedom in North America.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Representatives from th colonies except from Georgia to join together and to talk about colonial rights and to understand about the greivances of the colonies by the British.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    At this meeting the Continental Army was created. The congress picked George Washington to be the siupreme commander.
  • Declaration Of Independence

    Declaration Of Independence
    This document was declaring the freedom all the 13 American colonies by the British. This document freed all government from the British governmenet.
  • Articles Of Confederation

    Articles Of Confederation
    This was the first constituition written. It created a loose conferderation of soverign states and a weak central government, leaving most of the power with the state governments.
  • Constitution

    This was a document replacing the Articles of Confederation because it was a failed document. This added the idea of stonger centralized government.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    These are the first 10 amendments to the United States.
  • Congress bans the African Slave trade

    Congress bans the African Slave trade
    The result of the this ban is that it started creating the division between the North and the South because the North was not in favor of having the slave trade while the South wanted to keep it going because it increased the agriculture. These types of restrictions is what led the South to rebel and secede and make their own government.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    These were one of the beginning compromises regarding slavery. This one was about banning slavery in the Louisana territory north of the 36' 30" degree line. Missouri was admitted as a slave state and Maine was admitted as a free state.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Kansas Nebraska Act
    This act totally cancels out the Missouri Compromise and it was to allow the states Kansas and Nebraska and it allowed the settlers to rule through popular sovereignty. This led to things like Bleeding Kansas that changed what kind of laws like these that could past.
  • 13th Amendment is Passed

    13th Amendment is Passed
    This amendment changed the lives of African Americans in the United States. This amendment which banned slavery and made the the whites free all of their slaves which hurt the economy of the South tremendously.
  • Plessy VS. Ferguson Ruling

    Plessy VS. Ferguson Ruling
    This ruling made the decison of having a "seperate but equal" on railroads which led to the devopment of Jim Crow laws in the South.
  • Prohibition of Alcohol

    Prohibition of Alcohol
    The government doing this resulted in creating the first mafias in the U.S like Al Capone and people immporting alcohol illegaly. Th government in fact that putting this into effect there would be benefits like reducing the crime rate and rising the economy but in fact it did opposite.As a result of this the government to end prohibition in 1933
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    This amendment changed America because now that every person who is citizen rather it be male or female or black or white can now vote under law. People who still did not support seeing African Americans vote would do things like give them a literacy test and make it hard to past so they would not be able to vote.
  • Then Social Security Act is Passed

    Then Social Security Act is Passed
    This act that was passes pernmitting of benefits for the elderly and people with a disability. This act was passed duribng the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt and it is important because it created many programs for the people with needs.
  • Brown VS. Board of Education

    Brown VS. Board of Education
    This court case allowed for children schools in a intergrated enviroment. This changed policies socially. The court ruled in favor in intergrating students.
  • The Civil Rights Act

    The Civil Rights Act
    This ended segragtion in public places nd banned employment discrimination. This was first proposed by John F. Kennedy but it did not get passed until Johnson's presidency. Having this act passed allowed to live in the world that we live now where everyone is intergrated.
  • Cold War Ends

    Cold War Ends
    The end of this war relieved many Americans because they now don't have to worry about bombs dropping and the spread of Communism. Ronald Regan was the president during the time while the Cold War was ending. This has an effect on government that because it was Regan's ideas and treaties that allowed for the Cold War to end.
  • 9/11

    This event forever changed the governent because the government made stricter laws about traveling over plane. There was a lot more restrictions put in the airport and made security stricter.
  • President Obama was elected as first Black President of the U.S

    President Obama was elected as first Black President of the U.S
    This was a major change in government beause this is the first African American president of the United States. This is importan in Government because all the presidents before were white