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this law is one of the few successes of the Articles of Confederation
Northwest Ordinance (1789)
Provided guildelines for the settlement of new territories and provided a path to statehood
Northwest Ordinance (1789)
Eliminated the spoils system of patronage in selection for government jobs and set up an exam-based merit system for qualified candidates
Pendleton Act (1883)
This law provided Congress with authority to regulate and break up monopolies- known as "trusts"- in the United States
Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1896)
Permitted government employees to vote in government elections but forbade them from participating in partisan politics
Hatch Act (1939)
The beginning of a series of acts to regulate impacts on the environment
Air Quality Act (1967)
These laws created the Federal Election Commission and required disclosures of contributions and expeditures and limitations on contributions and presidential election expenditures
Federal Election Campaign Acts (1971-1974)
Limited President's power to use troops overseas in hostilities, put a time limit on use and gave Congress final power to withdraw troops
War Powers Act (1973)
Established Congressional budget committees and the Congressional Budget Office, and have Congress the power to prevent the president from refusing to fund Congressional initiatives (known as "impoundment")
Budget and Impoundment Control Act (1974)
Declassified government documents for public use
Freedom of Information Act (1974)
Set budget reduction targets to balance budget
Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Bill (1985)
Severely curtailed the civil liberties of Americans during wartime and greatly increased the power of the federal government in controlling public activity (2)
Espionage Act (1917)
Sedition Act (1918)
The law stringently limited the number of immigrants admitted into the US and set strict quotas for entry
Immigration Act (1924)
Title II banned discrimination in public places on the basis of race, color, national origin, or religion. Title VII prohibited employment discrimination based on gender
Civil Rights Act (1964)
Suspended literacy tests, empowered federal officials to register voters, prohibited states from changing voting procedures without federal permission
Voting Rights Act (1965)
Banned age discrimination in jobs unless age is related to job perfomance
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (1967)
Banned housing discrimination based on race
Civil Rights Act (1968)
Prohibited gender discrimination in federally funded education programs
Title IX Education Act (1972)
Protected civil liberties of disabled Americans and mandated "reasonable accommodations" to public facility use
Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)
this allowed people to register to vote when applying for driving licenses
National Voter Registration Bill (1993)
Another name for the National Voter Registration Bill
The Motor Voter Act
granted broad police authority to the federal, state, and local government to interdict, prosecute, and convict suspected terrorists
The Patriot Act (2001)
legislation that expanded the role of government in the economy and society
New Deal Legislation (1933-1939)
What did the New Deal create?
Social Security
Securities and Exchange Commission
Tennessee Valley Authority
this law sought to increase the role of personal responsibility in welfare recipients and shifted many responsibilities for welfare provision to state governments
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (1996)
banned soft money contributions to national political parties and rasied hard money limits to $2,000
Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (2002)
Another name for the Bipartisan Campaign Reform
McCain - Feingold Bill