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.
Unit Essential Questions
How do systems, ideas, or beliefs change over time?
How does the US Constitution shape our lives as Americans?
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.
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.
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Articles of Confederation
House of Representatives
Equal Branches: Judicial, Executive, Legislative
Checks and Balances
Bill of Rights
Virginia Declaration of Rights
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom