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U.S government Timeline JL

  • 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    King John signed the Magna Carta moved from England of man to rule of law. It outlined the individual rights.
  • Jamestown house

    Jamestown house
    It was the first elected legislative body in the British American colonies.
  • Mayflower compact

    Mayflower compact
    It was the first governing document of plymouth colony enforce in the territory that is now United States.
  • Petition of rights

    Petition of rights
    Required monarchy to obtain Parliamentary approval before the taxes. Established military rule during times of peace.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    It was drawn from Virginia and it was inspired by John Locke. It was signed by the delegates to the second continental congress.
  • Northwest ordinance

    Northwest ordinance
    It established a plan for settling the Northwest territory go included disputed lands. It also created system for admitting states to the union.
  • Federalist paper

    Federalist paper
    Federalist paper Gazette of the United States published
  • Whigs

    Whigs countered with National Fazette
  • Amendment I

    Amendment I
    Make no laws respecting an establish of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise therefor or the freedom of speech
  • Amendment III

    Amendment III
    No soldier shall in time of peace be quartered in any house without the owner knowing
  • Amendment V

    Amendment V
    No one should be held to answer for a capital or infamous crime, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces.
  • Amendment VIII

    Amendment VIII
    Excussive bail shall not be require nor excessive fines imposed nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted
  • Amendment IV

    Amendment IV
    Right for people to be secure in their houses, paper and against unreasonable searches.
  • Amendment VI

    Amendment VI
    The accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the state and district where in the crime shall have been committed
  • Amendment IX

    Amendment IX
    The enumeration in the constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the power
  • Amendment X

    Amendment X
    The powers not delegated to the united states by the constitution nor prohibited by it to the states
  • Amendment II

    Amendment II
    Regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state and the right of people
  • Amendment VII

    Amendment VII
    Exceed twenty dollars the right of trial by jury shall be preserved and no fact tried by a jury.
  • Amendment XI

    Amendment XI
    The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity
  • Amendment XII

    Amendment XII
    The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President
  • McCoulloch v. Maryland

    McCoulloch v. Maryland
    Maryland taxed the national bank. Maryland couldn't tax bank b/c it could weaken the national government.
  • democratic republican party

    democratic republican party
    democratic republican party split into today's two major parties democrats republicans
  • Amendment XIII

    Amendment XIII
    ratified in 1865 in the aftermath of the Civil War, abolished slavery in the United States
  • Morrill act

    Morrill act
    Granted large tracts of land to states; states sold land and used money for colleges
  • Amendment XIV

    Amendment XIV
    To grant citizenship rights to African-Americans
  • Amendment XV.

    Amendment XV.
    Granted African american men the right to vote
  • 17 amendment

    17 amendment
    Direct democracy the problem of hung state legislatures
  • 16 Amendment

    16 Amendment
    Congress right to impose a federal income tax
  • 18 amendment

    18 amendment
    Manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors
  • electronic media

    electronic media
    Radio became first form of electronic media
  • 19 amendment

    19 amendment
    Granted women the right to vote finally.
  • Dual Federalism

    Dual Federalism
    Both state and national governments were equal authorities operating within their own spheres.
  • 20 amendment

    20 amendment
    If the president elect dies then the Vice president shall become president
  • 21 amendment

    21 amendment
    to the crime and general ineffectiveness associated with prohibition
  • U.S v. Darby

    U.S v. Darby
    Upheld fair labor standards act commerce clause allows congress to regulate. Employment conditions
  • Korematsu v the united states

    Korematsu v the united states
    Upheld involuntary internment of ethnically. Japanese Americans citizens
  • television replaced

    television replaced
    television replaced radio as most influential electronic media
  • 22 amendment

    22 amendment
    No person shall be elected to the office of the president more than twice
  • Brown V. Board

    Brown V. Board
    Ruled segregation is illegal. Separate is inherently unequal.
  • Great Society

    Great Society
    Government program to eliminate poverty and social inequality. Johnson created creative federalism which released national funds to achieve national goals.
  • 23 amendment

    23 amendment
    Provide the citizens of the district of columbia with appropriate rights of voting in national elections
  • 24 amendment

    24 amendment
    It abolished the federal state government from imposing taxes on voter during federal election and poll tax.
  • 25 amendment

    25 amendment
    If the president dies then the vice president shall become president.
  • Miranda v. Arizona

    Miranda v. Arizona
    Expanded right of people accused of crimes. "Miranda rights"
  • Loving v. Virginia

    Loving v. Virginia
    Stuck down all state laws banning interracial marriage
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Tinker v. Des Moines
    Ruled that schools couldn't prevent students from protesting the vietnam war
  • 26 amendment

    26 amendment
    people at age 18 can vote now.
  • New federalism

    New federalism
    Returned some authority to state government. Ronald reagan believed state governments could better provide service to the people.
  • 27 amendment

    27 amendment
    To prevent corruption in the legislative branch. congress members would be paid more in their salaries
  • issues in federalism

    issues in federalism
    Congress gave states authority to manage welfare systems with lock grants
  • D.C. v. Heller

    D.C. v. Heller
    Ruled the 2nd amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms for self defense
  • Obergefell v Hodges

    Obergefell v Hodges
    Ruled states must grant and recognize same sex marriage
  • candidates for president

    candidates for president
    Primary season ran from February to June 2008 primaries play greatest role in determining candidates for president