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Events, Awards, and Legislation 


Brenda Gregoline

Events, Awards, and Legislation

Capitalize the names of historical and special events, historical periods, and awards (but not common nouns that may follow the names). Capitalize the official names of awards and specific parts of laws and bills, but follow the official name (as in the lowercase w in Americans with Disabilities Act).

Americans with Disabilities Act

the Great Depression

Civil War


Civil War era

Nobel Prize

Congressional Medal of Honor

Physician’s Recognition Award

Declaration of Helsinki

Public Law 89–74

Equal Rights Amendment

Purple Heart

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

Special Olympics

French Revolution

Taste of Chicago

Geneva Convention

Title IX

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