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47 Cards in this Set

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Northwest Ordinance - 1787
Divided territories in the Midwest into townships and allowed them to eventually become states; supported public schools; prohibited slavery in the region
Fugitive Slave Laws - 1793
Gave judges money for convicting a runaway slave
Naturalization Act - 1798
INcreased citizen residency requirement from 5 to 14 years
Alien Act - 1798
Allowed President to deport any alien considered dangerous
Alien Enemies Act - 1798
Allowed for the deportation of citizens of nations at war with the U.S.
Sedition Act - 1798
Prohibited printing of libel or fostering opposition to U.S. laws
Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions - 1798
Drafter by Jefferson and Madison in opposition ot infringements of civil liverties in the Alien and Sedition Acts
Missouri Compromise - 1820
Proposed by Clay; Allowed slave state MO and free sate ME to eneter Union
Thomas Proviso to Missouri Compromise - 1820
Added proviso preventing slavery north of 36'30 in LA purchase
Tallmadge Amendment to Missouri Compromise - 1820
Would have freed slaves born in MO at age 25
Specie Circular - 1836
Required land payments to be made in gold or silver; devalued currency
Wilmot Proviso - 1846
Proviso to appropriations bill preventing slavery in lands acquired from Mexico; not passed
Compromise of 1850
Proposed by Clay; Ended slavery in DC, admission of CA, new Fugitive Slave Law, establishment of NM and UT territories, $10 million to Texas
Kansas-Nebraska Act - 1854
Created KS and NE and allowed settlers in both states to decide slavery for themselves, repealing Missouri Compromise
Homestead Act - 1862
Provided free land up to 160 acres to people who would settle on it for five years
Morrill Land-Grant College Act - 1862
Provided federal land to states for establishing state universities
Enrollment Act - 1863
Instituted a draft for the Civil War, allowing exception by payment of $300
Wade-Davis Bill - 1864
Bill requiring half a state's white males to sweal loyalty before reestablishing state governments in the South; pocket-vetoed by Lincoln
Freedmen's Bureau - 1865
Established to help freed slaves
Tenure of Office Act - 1867
Prevented president from removing officials without SEnate's consent
Bland-Allison Act - 1878
Created silver certificate and allowed silver purchase by the government
Pendleton Civil SErvice REform Act - 1883
Required competitive tests for federal civil service jobs
Sherman Antitrust Act - 1890
Outlawed all trusts in restrain of free trade
Sherman Silver Purchase Act - 1890
Provided by monthly purchase of silver by federal governmetn
Teller Amendment to Declaration of War with Spain - 1898
Stated the the U.S. would not annex Cub
Platt Amendment to th Army Appropriations Bill of 1901
Ended U.S. occupation of Cuba; established naval base at Guantanamo Bay
Spooner Amendment to the Army Appropriations Bill of 1901
Provided for civilian government in the Philippines
Pure Food and Drug Act - 1906
The name says it all... inspired by Sinclair's Jungle
Owen-Glass Act - 1913
Established Federal Reserve
Clayton Antitrust Act - 1914
Amendment to Sherman Antitrust Act which dealt with new monopolistic practices
Espionage Act -1917
Provides stiff penalties for spying against the U.S.
Glass-Steagall Act -1932
Extended credit and gold to industries
Norris-LaGuardia Act -1932
Banned yellow-dog contracts and prevented injunctions
National Industrial Recovery Act -1933
Established Public Works Administration and National Recovery Administration to help economic recovery from Great DEpression
Wagner Act -1935
National Labor RElations Act; granted rights to unions; allowed collective bargaining
Hatch Act -1939
Political Activity Act; Limited political activites of federal employees; limited individual campagin contributions
Smith Act -1940
Alien Registration Act; Outlawed advocacy of force to change government
Lend-Lease Act -1941
Allowed th ePresident to grant economic aid to nations important to the defense of the U.S.
Taft-Hartley Act -1947
Labor-Management Relations Acts; curbed powers of unions, outlawed closed show, allowed right-to-work laws
McCarran-Walter Act -1952
Removed ban on immigration by Asians to U.S.
Landrum-Griffin Act -1959
Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act; Bill of Rights of union members; regulated union internal affairs; required reporting of union dealings
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Provided federal enforcement of laws allowing minorities to vote
Medicare Act -1965
Established health insurance for the elderly
Medicaid Act -1965
Established health insurance for the poor
Social Security Act of 1967
Established social welfare insurance
Civil Rights Act of 1968
Prohibited racial or religious discimination in housing
Boland Amendment -1984
Prevented U.S. aid for contras in Nicaragua