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Blake Zuckerman Period 1 History Did the Supreme Court Under John Marshal have a significant impact on American history John Marshall was born in 1755 He was the 4th chief justice of the US Supreme Court of Virginia for 34 years httpwwwencyclopediacomarticles08102html He was a federalist who believed that the US should have a powerful central government Marshall defended the US constitution and did not trust the Jeffersonians because he felt it was his duty to protect the government Many of his conclusions and decisions were drawn from three major cases which were Fletcher vs Peck Marbury vs Madison and McCulloch vs Maryland httpodurletrugnlusaBjmarshalmarshhtm He had a great impact on getting the people to respect the Supreme Court which later gave him the nickname Great Chief Justice He had a great positive impact on the Supreme Court but mostly on the judicial system httphistory1700saboutaa022198htmiamaskterms Below I will describe any significant information needed about John Marshall and about some of the major cases The case Marbury vs Madison was brought to attention by William Marbury He ordered James Madison to give him his commission as justice of the peace Madison was the secretary of the state at the time In this case Marshall favored Marbury Marshall argued that the court might rule an act of congress unenforceable if the act goes against the constitution From this Marshall made the Doctrine of Judicial Power httphistory1700saboutaa022198htmiamaskterms One of the significant cases Marshall dealt with was the case of McCulloch vs Maryland That case occurred in 1819 and showed that Marshall could use the constitution wisely and to his advantage It is about how Maryland tried to force the Bank of the United States out of its territory by taxing it Marshall favored McCulloch and backed him up with the statement that no state had the right to hinder or control any national institution established within its borders quote from article III of the Articles
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