THE BRYCE IS RIGHT!

Software for the finest computer – The Mind

  • Tim’s YouTube Channel

  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 974 other followers

  • Categories

  • Fan Page

  • Since 1971:
    "Software for the finest computer - The Mind"

    Follow me on Twitter: @timbryce

  • Subscribe

Posts Tagged ‘OUR GOVERNING DOCS’

OUR GOVERNING DOCS

Posted by Tim Bryce on January 29, 2014

BRYCE ON GOVERNMENT

– The written instruments used to govern and shape America.

NOTE: You may want to “bookmark” this column and pass the web address on to others, particularly young people.

I have many pamphlets describing the country’s governing documents, such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, but I wanted something more comprehensive where I could quickly access the various documents by computer. What follows is a listing of the documents which shaped our nation. In addition to governing documents, the list includes treaties, acts, and landmark Supreme Court rulings. The Magna Carta and Mayflower Compact are included as they greatly influenced our need for government. I did not include presidential farewell addresses or speeches, except for the Gettysburg Address.

 I’ve organized this into three sections:

* CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
* ALPHABETIC ORDER
* OTHER IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS that had a bearing on our country.

It is hoped this will become an important research repository for you. For each document, I am including background information as provided by Wikipedia as well as the actual text of the document itself. I hope you find it useful.

 CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

Magna Carta – 1297
Wiki background
Text

Mayflower Compact – 1620
Wiki background
Text

Second Treatise on Government – John Locke – 1690
– Wiki background
– Text

Common Sense – Thomas Paine – 1776
Wiki background
Text

Declaration of Independence – 1776
Wiki background
Text

Articles of Confederation – 1777
Wiki background
Text

Northwest Ordinance of 1787
Wiki background
Text

Federalist Papers – 1787-1788
Wiki background
Text

Constitution – 1789
Wiki background
Text

Bill of Rights – 1791
Wiki background
Text

Jay’s Treaty – 1794
Wiki background
Text

Alien and Sedition Act – 1798
Wiki background
Text

Louisiana Purchase – 1803
Wiki background
Text

Supreme Court Decision – Marbury v. Madison – 1803
Wiki background
Text

Treaty of Ghent – 1814
Wiki background
Text

Supreme Court Decision – McCulloch v. Maryland – 1819
Wiki background
Text

Missouri Compromise – 1820
Wiki background
Text

Monroe Doctrine – 1823
Wiki background
Text

Supreme Court Decision – Gibbons v. Ogden – 1824
Wiki background
Text

Compromise of 1850
Wiki background
Text

Kansas-Nebraska Act – 1854
Wiki background
Text

Supreme Court Decision – Dred Scott v. Sanford – 1857
Wiki background
Text

Ordinance of Secession – 1860-1861
Wiki background
Text

Confederate States of America (CSA) Constitution – 1861
Wiki background
Text

Writ of Habeas Corpus, Lincoln suspends – 1862
Wiki background
Text

Emancipation Proclamation – 1863
Wiki background
Text

Gettysburg Address – 1863
Wiki background
Text

Appomattox Surrender – 1865
Wiki background
Text

Sherman Anti-Trust Act – 1890
Wiki background
Text

Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty (Panama) – 1903
Wiki background
Text

Peace Treaty of Versailes – 1919
Wiki background
Text

Social Security Act – 1935
Wiki background
Text

Lend/Lease Act – 1941
Wiki background
Text

United Nations Charter – 1945
Wiki background
Text

North Atlantic Treaty – 1949
Wiki background
Text

Peace Treaty of San Francisco – 1951
Wiki background
Text

Supreme Court Decision – Brown v. Board of Education – 1954
Wiki background
Text

Supreme Court Decision – Gideon v. Wainwright – 1963
Wiki background
Text

Civil Rights Act – 1964
Wiki background
Text

Supreme Court Decision – Miranda v. Arizona – 1966
Wiki background
Text

Supreme Court Decision – Roe v. Wade – 1973
Wiki background
Text

Torrijos–Carter Treaties (Panama) – 1977
Wiki background
Text

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) – 2010
Wiki background
Text

Back to TOP

 ALPHABETIC ORDER

Alien and Sedition Act – 1798
Wiki background
Text

Appomattox Surrender – 1865
Wiki background
Text

Articles of Confederation – 1777
Wiki background
Text

Bill of Rights – 1791
Wiki background
Text

Civil Rights Act – 1964
Wiki background
Text

Common Sense – Thomas Paine – 1776
– Wiki background
– Text

Compromise of 1850
Wiki background
Text

Confederate States of America (CSA) Constitution – 1861
Wiki background
Text

Constitution – 1789
Wiki background
Text

Declaration of Independence – 1776
Wiki background
Text

Emancipation Proclamation – 1863
Wiki background
Text

Federalist Papers – 1787-1788
Wiki background
Text

Gettysburg Address – 1863
Wiki background
Text

Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty (Panama) – 1903
Wiki background
Text

Jay’s Treaty – 1794
Wiki background
Text

Kansas-Nebraska Act – 1854
Wiki background
Text

Lend/Lease Act – 1941
Wiki background
Text

Louisiana Purchase – 1803
Wiki background
Text

Magna Carta – 1297
Wiki background
Text

Mayflower Compact – 1620
Wiki background
Text

Missouri Compromise – 1820
Wiki background
Text

Monroe Doctrine – 1823
Wiki background
Text

North Atlantic Treaty – 1949
Wiki background
Text

Northwest Ordinance of 1787
Wiki background
Text

Ordinance of Secession – 1860-1861
Wiki background
Text

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) – 2010
Wiki background
Text

Peace Treaty of San Francisco – 1951
Wiki background
Text

Peace Treaty of Versailes – 1919
Wiki background
Text

Second Treatise on Government – John Locke – 1690
– Wiki background
– Text

Sherman Anti-Trust Act – 1890
Wiki background
Text

Social Security Act – 1935
Wiki background
Text

Supreme Court Decision – Brown v. Board of Education – 1954
Wiki background
Text

Supreme Court Decision – Dred Scott v. Sanford – 1857
Wiki background
Text

Supreme Court Decision – Gibbons v. Ogden – 1824
Wiki background
Text

Supreme Court Decision – Gideon v. Wainwright – 1963
Wiki background
Text

Supreme Court Decision – Marbury v. Madison – 1803
Wiki background
Text

Supreme Court Decision – McCulloch v. Maryland – 1819
Wiki background
Text

Supreme Court Decision – Miranda v. Arizona – 1966
Wiki background
Text

Supreme Court Decision – Roe v. Wade – 1973
Wiki background
Text

Torrijos–Carter Treaties (Panama) – 1977
Wiki background
Text

Treaty of Ghent – 1814
Wiki background
Text

United Nations Charter – 1945
Wiki background
Text

Writ of Habeas Corpus, Lincoln suspends – 1862
Wiki background
Text

Back to TOP

 OTHER IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

Statute of Anne (Copyrights) – 1710
Wiki background

Bank Bill of 1791
Wiki background

Napoleonic Law – 1804
Wiki background

The New Deal – 1933-1936
Wiki background

Kennedy Doctrine – 1963
Wiki background

Indian Treaties
Wiki background

Back to TOP

Keep the Faith!

Note: All trademarks both marked and unmarked belong to their respective companies.

Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 30 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at timb001@phmainstreet.com

For Tim’s columns, see:
timbryce.com

Like the article? TELL A FRIEND.

Copyright © 2014 by Tim Bryce. All rights reserved.

NEXT UP:  RESUMES – Are they too good to be true?

LAST TIME:  THE DANGER OF SAYING “NO” TOO OFTEN  – Next time you are asked to move, think twice.

Listen to Tim on WJTN-AM (News Talk 1240) “The Town Square” with host John Siggins (Mon, Wed, Fri, 12:30-3:00pm Eastern), KGAB-AM 650 “The Morning Zone” with host Dave Chaffin (weekdays, 6:00-10:00am Mountain), and KIT-AM 1280 in Yakima, Washington “The Morning News” with hosts Dave Ettl & Lance Tormey (weekdays. 6:00-9:00am Pacific). Or tune-in to Tim’s channel on YouTube.

Posted in Government | Tagged: , , , , | 10 Comments »

 
%d bloggers like this: