Out of Our Past: The Forces That Shaped Modern America Setting & Symbolism

Carl Neumann Degler
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The Declaration of Independence

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress made a bold statement encompassed in the Declaration of Independence. The new nation was declaring its independence from England and asserting the profound notion that all men were created equal.

The Monroe Doctrine

The Monroe Doctrine of 1823 warned against foreign powers attempting to intervene or occupy countries or regions in North and South America.

Telegraph

Communications took a giant step with the invention in 1844 of the telegraph by Samuel Morse.

Marbury v. Madison

In the case of Marbury v. Madison, 1803, the Supreme Court found that no legislative or executive power could extend beyond the authority set forth in the Constitution. The case formed the basis for judicial review of legislation.

The Boston Tea Party

The Tea Act led to the Boston Tea Party. America began to challenge the right of the British Parliament to levy new and unfair taxes...

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