Presidential Impact

Reflecting on this past week and the presidential holiday on Monday the 19th, Lawyers Help Lawyers is proud to present our list of the 44 out of 45 presidents and their significant changes in law, or within the legal confines of the United States throughout each of their presidency:

1. George Washington

Copyright act of 1790

2. John Adams

The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798

3. Thomas Jefferson

Enabling Act of 1787

4. James Madison

Known as “Father of the Constitution”

5. James Monroe

Monroe Doctrine

6. John Quincy Adams

Erie Canal Completed

7. Andrew Jackson

Indian Removal Act

8. Martin Van Buren

Independent Treasury Act

9. William Henry Harrison

Premature Death

10. John Tyler

Resumed presidency

11. James Polk

Tariff of 1846

12. Zachary Taylor

Compromise of 1850

13. Millard Fillmore

Fugitive Slave Bill and Act

14. Franklin Pierce

Kansas-Nebraska Act

15. James Buchanan

English Bill

16. Abraham Lincoln

Thirteenth Amendment

17. Andrew Johnson

Articles of Impeachment

18. Ulysses S. Grant

Civil Rights Act of 1875

19. Rutherford B. Hayes

Bland-Allision Act

20. James Garfield

Assassination prompted Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act of 1883

21. Chester Arthur

Pendleton Act

22. Grover Cleveland

Dawes Act

23. Benjamin Harrison

Sherman Anti-Trust Act

24. Grover Cleveland

Sherman Silver Purchase Act

25. William McKinley

Gold Standard Act

26. Theodore Roosevelt

Elkins Anti-Rebate Act

27. William H. Taft

Mann-Elkins Act of 1910

28. Woodrow Wilson

Federal Reserve Act

29. Warren Harding

Emergency Quota Act

30. Calvin Coolidge

Air Commerce Act

31. Herbert Hoover

Agricultural Marketing Act

32. Franklin D. Roosevelt

New Deal

33. Harry Truman

Employment Act of 1946

34. Dwight Eisenhower

Federal Highway Act 1956

35. John F. Kennedy

Civil Rights Act of 1963

36. Lyndon Johnson

Civil Rights Act of 1964

37. Richard Nixon

Clean Air Bill

38. Gerald Ford

Privacy Act of 1974

39. Jimmy Carter

Refugee Act of 1980

40. Ronald Reagan

Immigration Reform and Control Act

41. George H.W. Bush

Americans Disabilities Act

42. William J. Clinton

Family Medical Leave Act

43. George W. Bush

No Child Left Behind Act

44. Barack Obama

Affordable Care Act