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Justice in the Classroom | Rule of Law & John Marshall

4 Chapter Four:
Chief Justice Marshall's Court and Cases

U.S. HISTORY PBA U.S. GOV'T AP U.S. HISTORY AP U.S. GOV'T SPANISH

(1800 - 1835) John Marshall raises the judicial branch to be co-equal with the executive and legislative branches by the concept of judicial review and establishes the Constitution as the supreme law of the land.

High School: National Standards

NSS-USH.5-12.4 Era 4 Expansion & Reform (1801-1861)
NSS-C.5-8.3 Principles of Democracy
Chief Justice Marshall's Court and Cases

Video Presentation

PLAY Chapter Four

Play time without discussion,
approximately 8:45

U.S. History - Chapter Four - Lesson Plans

Virginia Standards: U.S. History

VUS.5d The Impact of John Marshall’s Precedent-Setting Decisions That Established the Supreme Court as an Independent and Equal Branch of the National Government.

Marbury v Madison
Judicial Power: Clear As Mud! (Student Handout)
Marbury v. Madison & Judicial Review (Student Handout)
Judicial Review In Action (Student Handout)
Midnight Judges—Lead Up to Marbury
Marbury
Judicial Review
McCulloch v Maryland
The "Necessary & Proper" Clause & Implied Powers: Vague Much???? (Student Handout)
McCulloch Case: Background & Decision
Gibbons v Ogden
The Commerce Clause (Student Handout)
Court Cases Review
Court Cases Review (Student Handout)
Resources
Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)
McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)

AP U.S. History - Chapter Four - Lesson Plans

AP U.S. History - Chapter Four - Marshall the Man Who Made the Supreme Court

Standards: AP US HISTORY

Key Concept 4.1: B) Supreme Court decisions established the primacy of the judiciary in determining the meaning of the Constitution and asserted that federal laws took precedence over state laws.

NSS-USH.5-12.4 Era 4: Expansion & Reform (1801-1861)
NSS-C.5-8.3 Principles of Democracy

Landmark Cases of the John Marshall Court (1801-1835) NOTES
Marbury v. Madison: Video Resources
Midnight Judges—Lead Up to Marbury
Marbury
Judicial Review
Dartmouth: Video Resources
Dartmouth Case: Detailed Background
Dartmouth Case: Simple Background
Dartmouth Case & Decision & Impact
McCulloch: Video Resources
McCulloch Case: Background & Decision
Gibbons: Video Resources
Introduction
Decision
Cherokee Cases: Video Resources
Cherokee Cases Background
Cherokee Nation v Georgia
Worcester v Georgia

Performance Based Assessment (PBA) - U.S. History & AP Government

SOL Skills Measured

VUS.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by
a) synthesizing evidence from artifacts and primary and secondary sources to obtain information about events in Virginia and United States history;
c) constructing arguments, using evidence from multiple sources;
d) comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives in Virginia and United States history;
e) analyzing multiple connections across time and place.

Government - Chapter Four - Lesson Plans

Virginia Standards: GOV'T

GOVT.10b How did the Supreme Court gain status equal to the other two branches of the federal government?

GOVT.10e How does the federal judiciary influence public policy expressed in legislative acts and executive actions?

Marbury v Madison & Judicial Review
Judicial Power: Clear As Mud! (Student Handout)
Lame Ducks and Midnight Judges (Student Handout)
Judicial Review In Action (Student Handout)
Midnight Judges—Lead Up to Marbury
Marbury
Judicial Review
Resources
Lame Ducks & Midnight Judges

AP Government - Chapter Four - Lesson Plans

Standards: AP GOV'T

CON-2.B.2 The balance of power between the national and state governments has changed over time based on U.S. Supreme Court interpretation of such cases as McCulloch v. Maryland (1819).

CON-5.A.1 The foundation for powers of the judicial branch and how its independence checks the power of other institutions and state government are set forth in Marbury v. Madison (1803).

McCulloch: Video Resources
McCulloch Case: Background & Decision

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