If James Madison was the “father” of the Constitution” John Marshall was the “father of the Supreme Court”—almost single-handedly clarifying its powers. This new lesson is designed to help students understand Marshall’s brilliant strategy in issuing his decision on Marbury v. Madison, the significance of the concept of judicial review, and the language of this watershed case.
- Essays, Lesson Plans, Modules (Teaching Unit)
- Subject: Judicial Branch/Supreme Court
- Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12