U.S Government Timeline - HF

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    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Moved from rule of man to rule of law
  • Jamestown House of Burgesses

    Jamestown House of Burgesses
    Experiments in early governance
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    Experiments in early governance
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    Required monarchs to obtain parliamentary approval before new taxes
  • Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    Experiments in early governance
  • Massachusetts Body of Liberties

    Massachusetts Body of Liberties
    Experiments in early governance
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    Extended conflict between Charles and Parliament erupted into Civil War.
  • Crown and Parliament

    Crown and Parliament
    Renewed conflicts and rebellion
  • William and Mary Chosen to Rule

    William and Mary Chosen to Rule
    Had to govern according to statues of Parliament.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    Free speech and protection from cruel and unusual punishment guaranteed
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    "No taxation without representation"
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Dumped British Tea into the Harbor
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Quartering of British Troops
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    Established a plan for settling the Northwest Territory.
  • Judiciary Act

    Judiciary Act
    Established a Three-Tiered Judicial Structure
  • 11th Amendment

    11th Amendment
    Restricts the abiliy of individuals to bring suit against states in federal court.
  • Marbury v Madison

    Marbury v Madison
    power of judicial review
  • 12th Amendment

    12th Amendment
    provided for separate Electoral College votes for president and vice president , correcting weaknesses in the earlier electoral system which were respomsible for the controversial Presidential election of 1800
  • McCulloch vs Maryland

    Power to tax is the power to destroy
  • Gobbons vs odgen

    Right of state legislature to award a monopoly to operate a steamship line between NY and NJ
  • Dred Scott v Sanford

    Slave who sued for his and his family's freedom after being tsken to a free state
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Abolished slavery in the United States
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    Granted citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States'
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    Granted African American men tthe right to vote
  • Plessy v Ferguson

    Plessy v Ferguson
    Ruled segregation was legal as long as the facilities were equal
  • 17th Amendmnet

    17th Amendmnet
    Allowing voters ti cast direct votes for U.S Senators
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Estabished Congress's right to impose a federal income tax
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Established the prohibition of "intoxicating liquors" in the United States
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Granted women the right to vote
  • 21st Amendment

    21st Amendment
    Ended the prohibition of alcohol in America
  • 20th Amendment

    20th Amendment
    Provides for succession plans if the newly elected presiden or vice president is unable to assume his or her position
  • united states v miller

    united states v miller
    Ruled 2nd amendment does not protect the right to have all types of weapons
  • Minnersville school district v Gobitis

    Minnersville school district v Gobitis
    The supreme court ruled that a child could be expelled for refusing to salute the American flag or recite the pledge
  • West Virginia State Board of Education v Barnette

    West Virginia State Board of Education v Barnette
    The court reversed itself and decided unity was not a sufficient reason to overrule religious beliefs.
  • 22nd Amendment

    22nd Amendment
    A person can only be elected to be president two times for a total of 8 years
  • Brown v Board

    Brown v Board
    Ruled segregation is illegal
  • 23rd Amendment

    23rd Amendment
    The human brain contains approximately 100 billion neurons.
    nting residents of the District of Columbia to vote for electors in presidential elections for the first time
  • Edwards v SC

    Edwards v SC
    Court said the state had no authority to disperse the students, as they were protesting legally
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    Outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    Prohibiting any poll tax in elections for federal officials
  • Miranda v Arizona

    Miranda v Arizona
    Expended rights of people accused of crimes
  • Age Discrimination in employment act

    protects applicants and employees of 40+ years old from discrimination based on age in hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, privileges, etc
  • Loving v Virginia

    Struck down all state laws banning interracial marriage
  • 25th Amendment

    25th Amendment
    president becomes unable to do their job, the Vice president becomes president
  • Tinker v Des Moines

    Schools couldn't prevent students from protesting the Vietnam War
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    Granted the right to vote to American citizens aged 18 or older
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    Prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life
  • 27th Amendment

    27th Amendment
    Constitution prohibits any law that increases or decreases the salary of members of Congress from taking effect util the start of the next set of terms of office for representatives
  • McDonald v Chicago

    Ruled 2nd Amendment applies to federal, state, and local governments, upheld 2nd amendment.