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Qtr 1 Final Review

Laws, legislation and policies

QuestionAnswer
Declaration of Independence Formally acknowledged the separation of the American Colonies from England
Articles of Confederation A set of laws establishing a new government written by the Second Continental Congress
Bill of Rights The first 10 amendments to the US Constitution
Great Compromise Proposed that the state’s representation in the House of Representatives would be determined by the size of the state’s population
Marbury V Madison Supreme court case which established the principle of judicial review
13th amendment Abolished slavery
14th amendment Declared former slaves to be citizens with the same rights
15th Amendments Citizens can't be denied the right to vote because of race, color, or previous condition. Protects the right to vote
Emancipation Proclamation Legally freed all slaves in rebellious Confederate states
Louisiana Purchase Led by Lewis and Clark in which it doubled the size of the US. Known as the biggest real estate deal for US.
Sherman Antitrust Act- 1890 First federal action against monopolies, it was signed into law by Harrison and was extensively used by Theodore Roosevelt for trust-busting. However, it was initially misused against labor unions
Chinese Exclusion Act 1882 bans entry to most Chinese
Jim Crow laws Laws in Southern and border states that supported separate but equal (although things were not equal)
Plessy v. Ferguson Court decision that “supported separate but equal”. Affirmed segregation
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