Robert Kennedy's  United States History Class


John Marshal

Essay Prompt

Discuss the development of the Federal court system and show how John Marshall played a key role in its development and contributed to strengthening and defining  "federalism" in the United States by examining his significant rulings:  Madison v. Marbury,  McCulloch v. Maryland, and Dartmouth College v. Woodward

Marbury v. Madison 1803 

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McCulloch v. Maryland 1819

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Suggested Reading:Adams appoints Marshall

Note: the notes and powerpoint are very helpful but will not replace the content of the lectures.  They are to be used complimentary.