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U.S Government timeline WH

  • 2003 BCE

    homeland security

    A department that was created to protect our country from terrorism and outside harm.
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna carta

    Magna carta
    this document was one of the first to make a system of government close to our own. it moved from a ruling of man to a more limited government, and outlined individual rights rather than a overall power deciding the fates of all men. of course this included taxes and trials as well.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    was a document made by king Charles that made it illegal for laws to be passed without checks and balances though very flawed it was the first instance of it in England. military could also not lock people up unlawfully or attack in times of peace.
  • Pilgrim code of law

    Pilgrim code of law
    first covenant with basic elements of a constitution. was based upon popular sovereignty. provided trial by jury which was nice,
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    Allowed free speech and protection against cruelty in England and unusual punishment. the revolution established a constitutional monarchy.
  • The Enlightment

    The Enlightment
    intellectual movement in the 18th century. valued the science of existence over the church and god.
  • Social contract Theory

    Social contract Theory
    the belief that people form a government to protect their own rights.
  • First US currency issued

    First US currency issued
    The first printed paper money known as "continentals"
  • battle of bunker hill

    one of the first battles of the revolutionary war.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    in 1776 the continental congress came together to create the articles of confederation. it created a union of sovereign states and introduced the assembly of delegates.
  • constitutional convention

    constitutional convention
    When the framers came together to frame the constitution. they wrote a stronger law than the th articles of conferdation.
  • Federalist papers

    Federalist papers
    Documents used to defend the constitution and get it ratified written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. the pen name was Publius.
  • Whiskey rebelling

    Farmers rebelled in angry voice about taxes. they were not happy
  • The bill of rights

    The bill of rights
    A List of commandments that guarantee the rights of Americans no matter what at all levels of government, a popular one is the first amendment of freedom of speech.
  • first Bank of America

    congress creates the first bank in Philadelphia championed by Alexander hamilton.
  • President Washingtons Farwell address

    President Washingtons Farwell address
    after refusing to do another term president Washingtons prepared a speech or the Americana people that spanned 32 pages.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    A set of four laws that limit immigration and speech in the us.
  • Marbury V. Maddison

    Marbury V. Maddison
    this court case established judicial review and made sure that laws were constitutional
  • Louisiana purchase

    America buys land from France for 15 million dollars completely doubling the size of the use.
  • 12th amendment

    12th amendment
    Was a series of adjustments made to help further aid the voting system by making the president and vice presidents votes be distinct and be separated by state.
  • McCulloch V. Maryland

    McCulloch V. Maryland
    established that congress COULD establish a bank, and Maryland could not challenge that with taxes.
  • Gibbons v. Ogden

    Gibbons v. Ogden
    The chief justice ruled that congress had the power to regulate commerce and that federal law takes precedence over state law.
  • Dred Scot v Sandford

    Dred Scot v Sandford
    Dred Scot challenged in court that he should be free, and the court said that he couldn't've because slaves were not citizens of America and there for did not have the right to sue.
  • The eleventh amendment

    The eleventh amendment
    US courts cant hear a case made by a citizen in another state against another state.
  • 13th amendment

    13th amendment
    The abolishment of slavery. slaves do not now have masters and are free
  • 14th amendment

    14th amendment
    the equal protection and protection of other rights.
  • 15th amendment

    15th amendment
    the right for all citizens to vote.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    this document and court case stated that sperating children in schools based on race was unconstitutional.
  • Pure food and drugs act

    made it illegal to mislabel and mislead products in interstate commerce.
  • 16th amendment

    16th amendment
    congress now has the power to collect income taxes.
  • 17th amendment

    17th amendment
    allowed for voters to cast direct votes for us senators. prior to this senators where chosen by us legislatures.
  • federal reserve

    federal reserve
    established a central bank that stabilized the us economy. it took money from taxed citizens and allowed for a more stable system.
  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    the prohibition of alcohol in the united states
  • 19th amendment

    19th amendment
    the right to vote can not be denied by sex. any one person of the female existence can not be denied voting. females take home a massive dub here.
  • 20th

    moved the presidential term from march the 4th to January 20th to march 4th to January the 3rd
  • 21st Amendment

    grants the states complete comtrol over to permit the sale of liquor and how to distribute the system.
  • social security act

    social security raised the taxes on Americans to provide elderly people who retired aid and financial support when they could no longer work.
  • drug, food and cosmetic act

    a revision of the prior act saying all foods and drugs needed to be reviewed by the drug and food administration before being safe to sell and distribute
  • Executives Order 8802

    Banned discrimination in the defense force. paved a way for civil rights to really make a difference.
  • cold war

    a rivalry between United states and Soviet Union. this lasted 50 or so years.
  • 22nd amendment

    placed a limit on the terms aloud for a president. The terms became 4 years with two terms max.
  • 23rd amendment

    this amendment extends the right to vote in presidential elections to the districts of Columbia
  • Mapp v. OHIO

    the court ruled that criminals cant be prosecuted with evidence used by breaking the fourth amendment right.
  • Engel v. Vitale

    Removed the requirement to pray at school.
  • gideon v wain wright

    the court ruled states must provide an attorney if a defendant cant afford one.
  • I have a dream speech MLK

    I have a dream speech MLK
    A Speech given by MLK jr to a massive crowd of people at the white house. He aimed to achive civil rights.
  • 24th amendment

    prevents federal and state governments from imposing poll taxes before voting.
  • Miranda v. Arizona

    the police must inform suspects their rights before questioning.
  • 25th amendment

    it clarifies that if the president dies or resigns, the vice president will take his spot
  • first ever man on moon

    us became the first ever country to put a man on the moon, propelling them to get over the USSR in the cold war
  • MLK assassinated

    MLK assassinated
    MLKjr died at 605 pm on Thursday. He eas shot dead while standing ona. Abalconey outside his second floor room.
  • 10 Amendments

    10 Amendments
    The first ten amendments of the united states, these amendments set the ground work for future laws and regulations and disciplines law makers would follow moving forward.
  • 26th amendment

    all citizens who are 18 or older shall not be denied the right to vote by any persons
  • Goss v. Lopez

    nine students at Ohio public school received a 10 day school suspension, without the due process. the court ruled that for the students have a right to due process.
  • Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier

    The principal of Hazelwood east Highschool changed the newspaper students had created. the students said that this challenged the first amendment right but the court ruled this was in the schools values
  • Texas v. Johnson

    The court ruled that offensive speech even such as burning the flag was protected by the first amendment.
  • 27th amendment

    any increase or decrease in a member of congresses pay can only take affect after there term is served.
  • 9/11

    a terrorist group that attacked the world trade center on 09/11/2001
  • Roper v. simmons

    The court ruled that a death sentence for aa chikd under 18 years of age was unconstitutional via the 8th amendment right.
  • Obergefell v. Hodges

    Ruled that same-sex couples could be married under 14th amendment.