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U.S. Government Timeline HJ

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta (“Great Charter”) is a document guaranteeing English political liberties that was drafted at Runnymede, a meadow by the River Thames, and signed by King John on June 15, 1215, under pressure from his rebellious barons. By declaring the sovereign to be subject to the rule of law and documenting the liberties held by “free men,” it provided the foundation for individual rights in Anglo-American jurisprudence.
  • Jamestown's house of burgesses

    the first democratically-elected legislative body in the British American colonies
  • Mayflower compact

    an agreement that bound the signers to obey the government and legal system established in Plymouth Colony
  • petition of rights

    petition sought recognition of four principles
  • English bill of rights

    firmly established the principles of frequent parliaments, free elections and freedom of speech within Parliament
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was an American political and mercantile protest on December 16, 1773, by the Sons of Liberty in Boston in colonial Massachusetts
  • Revolutionary War

    Revolutionary War
    The American Revolutionary War, also known as the Revolutionary War or American War of Independence was a fight between Britain and american colonies
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were some of the leading military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The battles were fought on April 19, 1775, in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay
  • Dec. of Independence

    Dec. of Independence
    It was an official act taken by all 13 American colonies in declaring independence from British rule.
  • battle of trenton

    battle of trenton
    The Battle of Trenton was a small but pivotal American Revolutionary War battle on the morning of December 26, 1776, in Trenton,
  • Constitution

    The Constitution defines the fundamental law of the U.S. federal government, setting forth the three principal branches of the federal government and outlining their jurisdictions.
  • first ever U.S. president

    George Washington was an American Founding Father, military officer, and statesman who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797.
  • First bank in America

    Congress gave the Bank of the United States, now commonly known as the First Bank, power over some finance stuff
  • whiskey rebellion

    farmers from Western Pennsylvania rose up in protest of what they saw as unfair taxation
  • Bill of rights

    Bill of rights
    On December 15, 1791, three-fourths of the existing State legislatures ratified the first 10 Amendments of the Constitution
  • 11th amenment

    11th amenment
    The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition of the territory of Louisiana by the United States from the French
  • marbury V.Madison

    marbury V.Madison
    The U.S. Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison (1803) established the principle of judicial review—the power of the federal courts to declare legislative and executive acts unconstitutional. The unanimous opinion was written by Chief Justice John Marshall
  • 12th amendment

    12th amendment
    The new electoral process was first used for the 1804 election. Each presidential election since has been conducted under the terms of the Twelfth Amendment. The Twelfth Amendment stipulates that each elector must cast distinct votes for president and vice president, instead of two votes for president.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The War of 1812 was fought by the United States and its indigenous allies against the United Kingdom and its own indigenous allies in British North America, with limited participation by Spain in Florida
  • Battle of New Orleans

    That battle occurred on January 8, 1815, between the British, led by Edward Pakenham, and the Americans, led by Andrew Jackson.
  • McCulloch V. Maryland

    The court decided that the Federal Government had the right and power to set up a Federal bank and that states did not have the power to tax the Federal Government
  • missouri compromise

    This legislation admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a non-slave state at the same time
  • monroe Doctrine

    the doctrine warns European nations that the United States would not tolerate further colonization or puppet monarchs
  • Mexican–American War

    Mexican–American War
    The Mexican–American War, also known in the United States as the Mexican War, was an invasion of Mexico by the United States Army from 1846 to 1848. It followed the 1845 American annexation of Texas
  • American Civil War

    American Civil War
    The American Civil War was a civil war in the United States between the Union and the Confederacy,
  • homestead Act

    provided that any adult citizen, or intended citizen, who had never borne arms against the U.S. government could claim 160 acres of surveyed government land
  • emancipation proclamation

    emancipation proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation, officially Proclamation 95, was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln
  • freedmen's bureau

    people helping free slaves
  • Ab Lincoln Assassination

    day he was killed in the theater
  • 13th amendment

    13th amendment
    The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "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

    14th amendment
    Passed by the Senate on June 8, 1866, and ratified two years later, on July 9, 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment granted citizenship to all persons "born or naturalized in the United States," including formerly enslaved people, and provided all citizens with “equal protection under the laws,” extending the provisions of
  • 15th amendment

    15th amendment
    granted African American men the right to vote.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    first real restriction on immigration
  • William Mckinley assassination

    the day William McKinley died
  • Wall Street Crash of 1929

    Wall Street Crash of 1929
    The Wall Street Crash of 1929, also known as the Great Crash or the Crash of '29, was a major American stock market crash that occurred in the autumn of 1929
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States
  • united nations created

    he United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. Currently made up of 193 Member States
  • America enters ww2

    they hit first then they lost
  • U.S. Air force creation

    when they said they will now fight with planes
  • american drops atomic bombs

    the drop of nukes oh the japanese
  • 22nd amendment

    effectively limiting to two the number of terms a president of the United States may serve
  • Civil rights movement

    Civil rights movement
    The civil rights movement was a nonviolent social movement and campaign to abolish legalized racial segregation
  • vietnam war

    vietnam war
    The Vietnam War was an armed conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
  • bay of pigs invasion

    bay of pigs invasion
    The Bay of Pigs Invasion was a failed military landing operation on the southwestern coast of Cuba in 1961
  • 23rd amendment

    extends the right to participate in presidential elections to the District of Columbia.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis, was a 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The Great March on Washington, was held in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963. The purpose of the march was to advocate for the civil and economic rights of African Americans
  • Assassination of John F. Kennedy

    Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    On November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas
  • 24th amendment

    Elimination of Poll Taxes
  • 25th amendment

    provides the procedures for replacing the president or vice president in the event of death, removal, resignation, or incapacitation.
  • moon landing

    first feet on the moon
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Apollo 11 was the American spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon.
  • 26th amendment

    Ratified in July 1971, the 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution lowered the voting age of U.S. citizens from 21 to 18 years old
  • copy rights act

    Copyright protects through law original works of authorship
  • Invasion of Grenada

    Invasion of Grenada
    The United States invasion of Grenada began at dawn on 25 October 1983. The United States and a coalition of six Caribbean nations invaded the island nation of Grenada
  • the cold war

    a war fought by mostly america and the ussr at the time
  • 27th amendment

    Denies any laws that vary the salaries of Congress members until the beginning of the next terms of office for Representatives.
  • Obergefell V. Hodges

    the 14th Amendment requires all states to license marriages between same-sex couples and to recognize all marriages that were lawfully performed out of state.
  • 9/11

    The September 11 attacks, commonly known as 9/11, were four coordinated Islamist suicide terrorist attacks carried out by al-Qaeda against the United States