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Supreme Court Decisions
Roe V. Wade - Women's Right to Choose
Roe V. Wade was a Supreme Court decision upholding a woman's right to choose and maintain control over her body. It is one of the most controversial decisions in Supreme Court history.

Oct 18, 2011, 6:50pm

Supreme Court Decisions
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, 1831
In 1831 the US Supreme Court issued a decision that defined Native Americans as "domestic dependant nations" instead of foreign nations. This redesignation allowed states, such as Georgia, to disenfranchise Native American tribes of their lands.
Mar 26, 2006, 11:52pm

Supreme Court Decisions
Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824
This Supreme Court decision forbade states from enacting any legislation that would interfere with Congress's right to regulate commerce among the separate states.

Mar 26, 2006, 9:36pm

Supreme Court Decisions
Winters v. People of the State of New York, 1908
Winters v. People of the State of New York has become the foundation of all Indian water law. Also known as the "Winters Doctrine", this finding by the Supreme Court allowed that an Indian reservation may reserve water in an amount necessary to fulfill their purpose....

Mar 26, 2006, 9:23pm

Supreme Court Decisions
Marbury v. Madison, 1803
Just as George Washington helped shape the actual form that the executive branch would take, so the third chief justice, John Marshall, shaped the role that the courts would play.

Mar 26, 2006, 8:53pm

Supreme Court Decisions
Plessy v. Ferguson
On May 18, 1896, the Supreme Court ruled separate-but-equal facilities constitutional on intrastate railroads. For fifty years, the Plessy v. Ferguson decision upheld the principle of racial segregation. Across the country, laws mandated separate accommodations on buses and trains, and in hotels, theaters, and schools.

Mar 26, 2006, 8:29pm

Supreme Court Decisions
Elk Grove v. Michael A. Newdow, 2004
US Pledge of Allegiance

The Supreme Court has decided to preserve a reference to God in a patriotic oath known as the Pledge of Allegiance. For now, the Pledge of Allegiance, a patriotic oath recited by millions of school children every day, will remain intact.

Mar 26, 2006, 7:32pm

Supreme Court Decisions
Brown v. Board of Education
On May 17, 1954, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren delivered the unanimous ruling in the landmark civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. State-sanctioned segregation of public schools was a violation of the 14th Amendment and was therefore unconstitutional.
Mar 26, 2006, 7:23pm

Supreme Court Decisions
Dred Scott v. Sanford
Dred Scott's case holds a unique place in American constitutional history as an example of the Supreme Court trying to impose a judicial solution on a political problem.

Mar 26, 2006, 2:13pm




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US Constitution & The Bill Of Rights
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19th Amendment of the US Constitution - Women's Right To Vote
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The Volstead Act
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Sherman Act, 1890
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Purchase of Alaska
Missouri Compromise, 1820
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Articles of Confederation (Part 1)
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Bills
Wade - Davis Bill
Budgets of the US Government
Budget of the US Government 2005
Budget of the US Government 2004
Budget of the US Government 2003
Citations
Citations for Dr. Jonas E. Salk and The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis for the Polio Vaccine
Declarations
Quaker Petition To Congress, 1783
Declaration of War Against Germany, 1917
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Important Writings, Papers, & Designs
Zimmerman Telegram
The de Lôme Letter
Press Release - U.S. Recognition of Israel (1948)
Patents
Patent For The Electric Guitar
Patent for the Cotton Gin
Patent for the Electric Lamp
Plans
Virginia Plan
Presidential Executive Orders
Executive Order 9981: Desegregation of the Armed Forces, 1948
Executive Order 10924 - Establishment of the Peace Corps, 1961
Executive Order 8802
Proclamations
Thanksgiving - The Continental Congress Gives Thanks
Emancipation Proclamation
A Proclamation For Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition
Resolutions
Joint Resolution - American Indian Religious Freedom, 1978
Senate Resolution 301
The Censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy, 1954
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, 1964
Speeches
The Silent Majority Speech
"I Have A Dream" Speech (1963)
President Nixon's Phone Call to the Moon
Supreme Court Decisions
Roe V. Wade - Women's Right to Choose
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, 1831
Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824
Treaties
Antarctic Treaty
Lousiana Purchase Treaty, 1803
Treaty of Paris -1783

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