The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union
Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.
1 English: unexplained.2 Romanian: occupational name for a merchant (Late Latin negotiator, from negotiari ‘to trade, deal’, a derivative of negotium ‘business’, ‘affair’).