By: Alexis Nicholson and Jenna Mowad
John Marshall (Jenna Mowad)
John Marshall isn't only inspiring but is extremely important to the history of our judicial system.
John Marshall was born in September of 1755, near Germantown, Virginia. You'll never guess that he was born in a log cabin! His father was the great Thomas Marshall. who was well known as "Father of the U.S. Supreme Court". So its no surprise that John Marshall would follow un his Dad's footsteps by leaving yet another footprint in history. Him and his family were all known federalists, so that is what he stood for.
Impact on America
John Marshall's most tremendous impact in America was on our judicial system. He served the longest, and made great decisions while on the court. He is the reason our Judicial System has the power that it does because he made that clear.
What was he involved in?
John Marshall was involved in the famous XYZ affair. It's also fun to know that he served under John Adams at one point. Something you may not know is even though he did not take part , the French and Indian war took place during his lifetime. One well known event that he was involved in was Marbury v. Madison court case where he established judicial review.
John Marshall served as a big impact on our judicial system, and ultimately on our nation. He will live on as "Father of the U.S. Supreme Court." He was admirable and left his footprints on those who cherish our Judicial system. Some even say he saved the nation.
Citations (Jenna Mowad)
The World Book Encyclopedia.
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"U.S. History Timeline: 1700-1800."
US History Timeline 1700-1800.
N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2016.
"John Marshall." Slide Player. N.p.,n.d. Web. 1 May
Video (Jenna Mowad)
Roger B. Taney
Important Roles in History
"Roger Brooke Taney." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Research in Context. Web. 12 May 2016.
The World Book Encyclopedia, 1999. Chicago, IL: World Book, 1999. 24. Print.