Timeline Of Events Research Paper

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Timeline of Events 1215 King John signs the Magna Carta in England, recognizing certain fundamental liberties and rights of landowners. English and other European colonists begin settling the East Coast of North America, adapting the English common-law criminal justice system to the New World. One such adaptation is establishing the position of sheriff. The colony of Virginia issues “Lawes Divine, Morall and Martiall” to maintain a strict control over the settlement’s residents during its infancy. A series of witchcraft trials occurs in Massachusetts, leading to the conviction and execution of several supposed witches. 1609 1611 1692 1740s Slave patrols are established in the southern colonies to monitor slave activities.…show more content…
He is convicted in 1999 of the four murders and of twenty-six counts of attempted murder. October 1998 Ecoterrorists set fire to a Vail, Colorado, resort, causing extensive damage. The perpetrators allege that the resort damaged wildlife habitats. 2000 Congress passes the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, recognizing a prisoner’s right to practice religion while incarcerated. September 11, 2001 Terrorists of Middle Eastern origin crash three hijacked airliners into New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth hijacked airliner crashes in rural Pennsylvania on its way to a target. Almost 3,000 people are killed in the attacks. Timeline of Events xxi October 2001 Congress passes the USA Patriot Act, giving law enforcement officials more power to combat the threat of terrorism. 2002 Criminal investigation of the bankruptcy of Enron, one of the nation’s largest corporations, begins, leading to several convictions over the next few years on securities fraud

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