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List of United States federal legislation
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List of United States federal legislation

At the federal level in the United States, legislation consists primarily of Actss passed by Congress and signed into law by the President. Secondary legislation is also made by the President (primarily Executive Orders), and by other individuals or bodies (e.g. the US federal courts issue Practice Directions).

1790s - 1800s - 1810s - 1820s - 1830s - 1840s - 1850s - 1860s - 1870s - 1880s - 1890s - 1900s - 1910s - 1920s - 1930s - 1940s - 1950s - 1960s - 1970s - 1980s - 1990s - 2000s - Executive Orders - Departments and Agencies - Concepts

Notable Acts of Congress

18th century

1780s

1790s

19th century

1800s

1810s

1820s

1830s

1840s

1850s

1860s

1870s

1880s

1890s

20th century

1900s

1910s

1920s

1930s

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

  • 1998 - Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act
  • 1998 - Financial Services Modernization Act

  • 21st century

    2000s

    Executive Orders

    Departments and Agencies

    For more detailed legislative histories in specific domains, see the Related Legislation sections of the following pages

    Concepts