The first ever law to be created in the United States of America was ‘An Act to regulate the Time and Manner of administering certain Oaths’, signed by President George Washington on June 1, 1789, and ratified by Congress. Ever since the ink dried on that first piece of legislation, successive governments have passed countless laws, some more popular than others.
However, there are certain subjects that as soon as they enter debate, discord quickly follows. And sometimes that discord can lead to violence or sweeping changes in the laws of this country. Here we take a look at some of the most divisive, controversial and unpopular (certainly from one side) legislation that has ever been signed into law.