Social Studies - 2018-19

GOVT.10b - Marshall Court & Marbury v. Madison

The student will apply social science skills to understand the federal judiciary by 

b) evaluating how the Marshall Court established the Supreme Court as an independent branch of government through its opinion in Marbury v. Madison;

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The United States Supreme Court gained recognition as an equal branch of government as a result of John Marshall’s judicial strategy. 

ESSENTIALS

Prior to the appointment of Chief Justice John Marshall, the Supreme Court had little power. 

In Marbury v. Madison (1803), Chief Justice John Marshall and the Supreme Court for the first time declared an act of Congress unconstitutional, thus establishing the power of judicial review.

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 17, 2017