August 12, 2012 - Forces Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, chief of staff of the armed forces Lt. Gen. Sami Anan and other senior military commanders into retirement.
August 14, 2012 - Names new military commanders.
August 30, 2012 - In a speech at the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran, denounces Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's government as "an oppressive regime that has lost its legitimacy." Morsy's visit to Iran is the first by an Egyptian leader since Iran's revolution in 1979.
November 21, 2012 - Plays a key role in negotiating the cease-fire between Hamas and Israel that takes effect at 9pm (2 pm ET). 163 Palestinians and six Israelis die during the eight days of violence.
November 22, 2012 - Issues an order preventing any court from overturning his decisions. He also orders retrials and re-investigations in the deaths of protesters during the 2011 uprising against former President Hosni Mubarak.
December 9, 2012 - Reinstates judicial oversight of presidential decisions.
December 15, 2012 - Drafts new constitution and submits it to the people for a vote.
December 25, 2012 - After several days of voting, the people approve the new Islamist-backed constitution, and Morsy signs it into law.