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U.S. Government Timeline- SD

  • 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    King John signed the Magna Carta moving the rule of man to the Rule of Law
  • Jamestown House of Burgesses

    Jamestown House of Burgesses
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
  • Petition Of Rights Signed

    Petition Of Rights Signed
    King Charles signed the Petition of Rights requiring monarchs to obtain Parliamentary approval before levying new taxes
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The English Bill of Rights passed
  • Articles of Confederation Ratified

  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Framer's were in Debt because they weren't being paid during the war.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Northwest Ordinance
    Established a plan for settling the Northwest Territory.
  • New Jersey Plan

    Favored Small states, equal representation from all states
  • Virgina Plan

    Virgina Plan
    Favored Big states, representation based on population.
  • Federalist Papers

    Federalist Papers
    Defended the Constitution
    Written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay.
  • The 2nd Amendment was ratified

    Gave people the right to bear arms
  • 7th Amendment was ratified

    Gave right to jury trial in civil cases.
  • The 6th Amendment was ratified

    Established the right to a fair and speedy trial.
  • 5th Amendment was ratified

    identified some rights in criminal cases.
  • The 4th Amendment was ratified

    Outlawed unreasonable search and arrest
  • 8th Amendment was ratified

    8th Amendment was ratified
    Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
  • 3rd Amendment was ratified

    No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
  • 9th Amendment was ratified

    9th Amendment was ratified
    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
  • 10th Amendment was Ratified

    10th Amendment was Ratified
    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
  • 1st Amendment was ratified

    1st Amendment was ratified
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting free exercise.
  • 11th Amendment was Ratified

    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.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    Power of Judicial review.
  • 12th Amendment Ratified

    requires a person to receive a majority of the electoral votes for vice president for that person to be elected vice president by the Electoral College. If no candidate for vice president has a majority of the total votes, the Senate, with each senator having one vote, chooses the vice president.
  • McCulloch Vs. Maryland

    McCulloch Vs. Maryland
    "Power to tax is the power to destroy."
  • Gibbons Vs. Ogden

    Gibbons Vs. Ogden
    Power of Fed. Govt, to regulate Interstate commerce.
  • Dred Scott Vs. Sanford

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

    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.
  • 13th Amendment Ratified

    Section 1.
    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. Section 2.
    Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
  • 14th Amendment was ratified

    forbids the states from depriving any person of “life, liberty, or property, without due process of law” and from denying anyone equal protection under the law.
  • 15th Amendment was ratified

    15th Amendment was ratified
    guaranteed African-American men the right to vote.
  • 16th Amendment was ratified

    16th Amendment was ratified
    The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
  • 17th Amendment ratified

    gave power to elect senators to people.
  • 18th Amendment Ratified

    18th Amendment Ratified
    declared the production, transport and sale of intoxicating liquors illegal
  • 19th Amendment was ratified

    Gave women the right to vote.
  • 20th Amendment was ratified

    20th Amendment was ratified
    that abolished the December to March session of those Congressmen defeated for reelection in November
  • U.S. vs, Darby

    Upheld fair labor standard act; Commerce Clause allows congress to regulate employment conditions.
  • 22nd Amendment ratified

    Set term limit for president.
  • Brown Vs, Board

    Ruled segregation is illegal. "Separate is inherently unequal."
  • 23rd Amendment was Ratified

    23rd Amendment was Ratified
    provide the citizens of the District of Columbia with appropriate rights of voting in national elections for President and Vice President of the United States.
  • 24th Amendment was Ratified

    24th Amendment was Ratified
    Prohibits poll tax
  • 25th Amendment was ratified

    Made vice president acting president if president is disabled.
  • Miranda Vs. Arizona

    Expanded rights of people accused of crimes.
  • Loving Vs. Virgina

    Struck down all state laws banning interracial marriage.
  • Tinker Vs. Des Moines

    Ruled that schools couldn't prevent students from restraining from protesting the Vietnam War
  • 26th Amendment was Ratified

    26th Amendment was Ratified
    The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
  • 27th Amendment was Ratified

    27th Amendment was Ratified
    No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened.
  • Homeland Security

    Homeland Security
    Reorganization of agencies already in place
  • D.C vs. Heller

    Ruled that the 2nd Amendment protects an individuals right to keep and bear arms for self defense.
  • Obergefell Vs. Hodges

    Rules states must grant and recognize same-sex marriage.