Oxford University Press presents a timeline of the history of the United States’ Constitutional Law. This timeline begins with early documents that influenced the drafting of the Constitution of the United States, such as the Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights of 1689. It takes you on a tour of the formation of the United States of America and its original governing document, the Articles of Confederation, before detailing the formation and development of the Constitution of the United States from the drafting of the original seven articles of the constitution in 1787 to the 27 amendments that have been ratified. The timeline also covers other essential documents, such as the constitutions of each of the 50 states and selected landmark Supreme Court cases, without which any history of US constitutional law would be incomplete.
To provide additional information about these topics, the timeline incorporates links to freely available content from various OUP online resources.
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