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GA Hist-Legal

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Worcester v. Georgia 1832 case that recognized the sovereignty of American Indians and their land, but which was not enforced by President Jackson
Dred Scott v. Sanford 1857 case that ruled slaves were not citizens and that Congress had no authority to regulate slavery in the territories
Plessy v. Ferguson 1896 case that established "separate by equal"
Brown v. Board of Education 1954 case that overturned "separate by equal"
Stamp Act act of the British Parliament taxing printed goods in the American colonies ahead of the Revolutionary War
Proclamation of 1763 act of the British Parliament which forbade Georgians from settling west of the Mississippi River in order to avoid conflict with the Creek Indians
Lend-Lease Act allowed the U.S. to support its allies in Britain and the USSR in WWII without entering combat directly
Bill of Rights Amendments 1-10 in the U.S. Constitution
Compromise of 1850 created the Fugitive Slave Act, ended the slave trade in D.C, and allowed California to enter the Union as a free state
Civil Rights Act ended racial segregation and employment discrimination; signed into law by President Johnson
Charter of 1732 established the Georgia colony
Indian Removal Act forced the relocation of the Creek, Cherokee, et al to reservations west of the Mississippi River; signed into law by President Jackson
15th Amendment granted black men the right to vote
19th Amendment granted women the right to vote
New Deal legislation supported by FDR during the Great Depression
white primary limited African-Americans from having input in the selection of political candidates; rules unconstitutional in 1944
Congressional Reconstruction Plan more aggressive post-Civil War plan permitting former Confederate States to rejoin the Union if they ratified the 14th Amendment
Georgia Platform political position supporting the Compromise of 1850
14th Amendment provided equal protection under the law
Jim Crow racial segregation laws in the Deep South
Lincoln's Reconstruction Plan reconciliatory post-Civil War plan permitting former Confederate States to rejoin the Union if they ratified the 13th Amendment
U.S. Constitution the "law of the land"
Declaration of Independence the American colonies' official secession statement to Britain
Articles of Confederation the first written "constitution of the American colonies after the Revolutionary War
13th Amendment banned slavery in the U.S.
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