History of Law

Timeline created by mainzah
  • Articles of the Confederation

  • Hammurabi's Code

    Hammurabi's Code
    Hummurabi wrote the first written Law in 1780 bc
  • Constuition Signed

    Constuition Signed
    The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. It is the framework for the organization of the United States government and for the relationship of the federal government with the states, citizens, and all people within the United States.
  • First Supreme Court Meeting

    The Supreme Court first met on February 1, 1790, at the Merchants' Exchange Building in New York City
  • Bill of Rights added to the constituition

    Bill of Rights added to the constituition
    The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, which limit the power of the U.S. federal government. These limitations serve to protect the natural rights of liberty and property including freedoms of religion, speech, a free press, free assembly, and free association, as well as the right to keep and bear arms.
  • Marbury V Madison

    landmark case in United States law It formed the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States under Article III of the Constitution. It was also the first time in Western history a court invalidated a law by declaring it "unconstitutional", a process called judicial review.The landmark decision helped define the "checks and balances" of the American form of government.
  • Gibbons v. Ogden

    In this case the Supreme Court gave a wide definition to Congress' power to "regulate commerce... among the several states."
  • Slaughter House Case

    ‘An act to protect the health of the city of New Orleans, to locate the stock-landings and slaughter-houses, and to incorporate the Crescent City Live-Stock Landing and Slaughter-House Company.’
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    This famous case laid the groundwork for the "separate but equal doctrine" that limited the rights of minorities for decades.
  • Schenck v. United States

    "Clear and Present Danger" was established in this case as an acceptable reason for the limiting of free expression.
  • Supreme Court was Built

    Supreme Court was Built
  • Brown V Board of Education

    1954-The Supreme Court decides Brown v. Board of Education, holding separate but equal is inherently unequal in public education.