Legislation, Ammendments, and Supreme Court
The Ku Klux Klan Act
The Sherman Antitrust Act
The Supreme Court decides Plessy v. Ferguson,
Oliver Wendell Holmes is nominated to the Supreme Court at age 62
The Court decides the infamous case of Lochner v. New York.
Sixteenth Amendment, permitting federal government to adopt an income tax
-Both Sixteenth and Seventeenth Amendments ratified.
World War I begins
1914 - 1918
Experiment in prohibiting the consumption and distillation of liquor.
Adkins v. Children's Hospital
market crashes, and the Great Depression begins
1929 - 1936
The Supreme Court holds unconstitutional another aspect of the New Deal
-On December 7, the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor.
Brown v. Board of Education,
Court holds in Cooper v. Aaron
The first major civil rights bill since reconstruction
The Voting Rights Act
Supreme Court reinstates death penalty as option for states.
holds racial quotas in education impermissible
Sandra Day O'Connor is nominated to the Supreme Court
unchanged Marshall Court
United States overturns decisions made by the Florida Supreme Court