US and Supreme Court History

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Declaration of Independence

1776

Articles of Confederation

1783

Constitution

1789

Judiciary Act of 1789

1789

Constitution ratified

1791

Included Bill of Rights

Alien and Sedition Act

1798

Supreme Court established

1801

Done so with John Marshall as chief justice/

Maubury v. Madison

1803

Judicial review established.

Dred Scot Decision

1857

"Court's great self inflicted wound." Blacks could never be citizens.

14th Amendment

1st Amendment