Social Studies - 2018-19

VUS.5d - John Marshall's Court

The student will apply social science skills to understand the development of the American political system by

d) evaluating the impact of John Marshall’s precedent-setting decisions that established the Supreme Court as an independent and equal branch of the national government.


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

Unit Themes

Unit Essential Questions

Change  

How do systems, ideas, or beliefs change over time?

Constitutional Principles 

How does the US Constitution shape our lives as Americans?  

Government

How does democracy shape the American experience?


UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Important legal precedents established by the Marshall Court strengthened the role of the United States Supreme Court as an equal branch of the national government.

ESSENTIALS

The doctrine of judicial review set forth in Marbury v. Madison, the doctrine of implied powers set forth in McCulloch v. Maryland, and a broadly national view of economic affairs set forth in Gibbons v. Ogden are the foundation blocks of the Supreme Court’s authority to mediate disagreements between branches of governments, levels of government, and competing business interests, as decided during John Marshall’s tenure as the chief justice of the Supreme Court.

KEY VOCABULARY

Terms & EventsPeoplePlaces

Articles of Confederation

Constitution

Commerce

Currency

Supremacy

Senate

House of Representatives

Three-Fifths Compromise

Equal Branches: Judicial, Executive, Legislative

Population-based legislature

Representation

Checks and Balances

Limited Government

Virginia Plan

Bill of Rights

Virginia Declaration of Rights

Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

Ratification

Supreme Court

Constitutional Convention

James Madison

George Washington

George Mason

Thomas Jefferson

Patrick Henry

Federalists

Anti-Federalists

Philadelphia, PA

Updated: May 18, 2018