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famous acts in us history

1649 law enacted in maryland guaranteeing religious freedom for all christians act of toleration
1916 imposed the 8-hour day on interstate railways and established a federal commission to study railroads adamson act
1798 a series of four laws passed by a federalist-controlled congress in anticipation of war with france during the administration of john adams alien and sedition acts
1933 established the FDIC Banking act (Glass-steagall act)
1935 reorganized federal reserve board and FDIC banking act
1882 prohibited this race's immigrant laborers from entering the us for 10 years chinese exclusion act
1914 intended to plug loopholes in the sherman anti trust act of 1890; prohibited price discrimination and interlocking directorates clayton anti-trust act
1924 reparation following ww1 dawes plan
1887 indian tribes lost legal standing, and their land was divided among tribal members dawes severalty act
1766 stated that the king and parliament had the right and power to make laws that were binding on the colonies "in all cases whatsoever" declaratory act
1807 forbade exports from american ports embargo act
1900 established a government for puerto rico foraker act
1833 passed by congress in response to south carolina's passage of a nullification ordinance force act (bill)
1985 revised budgeting procedures and required an end to the federal defecit Gramm-rudman act
1939 law forbidding federal executive employees from participating in and contributing to any present or congressional election campaigns Hatch act
1906 strengthened the power of the ICC hepburn act
1862 gave 160 acres in the west to any adult citizen who headed a family and who had not fought against the union during the civil war homestead act
1887 set up the ICC (interstate commerce commission) all railroad charges should be fair and reasonable Interstate commerce act
1774 five laws passed by the british parliament in response to the colonial defiance of the tea tax and boston tea party intolerable acts (coersive acts)
1917 gave puerto ricans us citizenship jones act
1789 created the office of attorney general, organized the supreme court, and established a system of lower federal courts judiciary act
1941 gave fdr the authority to loan war material to any nation whose defense was considered necessary for us national security lend-lease act
1810 established to motivate great britain and france to end illegal seizures of american commercial vessels macon's bill no. 2
1862 established land grant colleges morril land grant act
1935 prohibited unfair labor practices; created the NLRB national labor relations act (wagner act)
1651 1660 1663 1673 parliament prevented the us from trading with other countries navigation acts
1883 established a civil service commision, helped dismantle the spoils system; came about because of garfield's assassination pendleton act
1901 gave the us the right to intervene in cuban affairs and to lease naval bases platt amendment
1906 resulted from the publication of The Jungle pure food and drug act/ meat inspection act
1817 limited naval armaments on the great lakes; treaty between britain and the us rush-bagot agreement
1890 to break up monopolies sherman anti-trust act
1940 makes it a crime to advocate or teach the overthrow of the us government smith act
1935 provided unemployment and old age insurance financed by both the employer and employee social security act
1765 required a tax on all legal documents, newspapers, almanacs, etc. stamp act
1947 outlawed the closed shop, the practice of hiring only union members taft-hartley act
1898 the us disclaimed any attempt to annex cuba teller amendment
1867 repealed in 1887 said that a president could not remove without the senate's approval an officeholder appointed with the consent of the senate; what andrew johnson violated tenure of office act
1919 law providing for the enforcement of prohibition volstead act
1965 expanded the powers of the federal government to eliminate discrimination in voting voting rights act
1864 assured congressional power to set up a procedure for readmission of the confederate states into the union; vetoed by lincoln wade-davis bill
1973 required the president to inform congress within 48 hours of military action in hostile areas war powers act
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