This Month In US Legal History: November Edition

This Month In US Legal History: November Edition

Day-By-Day Walk Through US Legal History: November 1 November 1765 – The commencement date of the British Stamp Act, which was the first attempt by the British Parliament to impose direct tax duties on the American colonies. The tax was to help pay for soldiers...
This Month In US Legal History: October Edition

This Month In US Legal History: October Edition

Day-By-Day Walk Through US Legal History: October 1 October 1924 – Jimmy Carter is born in Plains, Georgia. He went on to become 36th President of the United States (1977 – 1981) and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Carter Center on advancing...
This Month In US Legal History: September Edition

This Month In US Legal History: September Edition

Day-By-Day Walk Through US Legal History: September 1 September 1942 – The detention of Japanese in U.S. wartime internment camps during World War II is upheld by a federal judge in Sacramento, California. 2 September 1945 – Japan formally surrendered, marking the end...
This Month In US Legal History: August Edition

This Month In US Legal History: August Edition

Day-By-Day Walk Through US Legal History: August 1 August 1876 – Colorado is admitted as the 38th state in the US. 2 August 1776 – Almost all of the 55 members of the Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia sign a copy of the Declaration of Independence. 3...
This Month In US Legal History: July Edition

This Month In US Legal History: July Edition

Day-By-Day Walk Through US Legal History: July 1 July 1862 – President Lincoln signs off on the Tax Act of 1862 – the first US federal income tax act. 2 July 1890 – Congress passes the Sherman Antitrust Act – putting limitations on business activities that were...