Marbury vs. Madison
First Major Judaical Decision of Congress
Importance of Marbury vs. Madison Case
-In 1801 John Marshall was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He held that position until his death in 1835. He helped form the basic understanding of the powers that the rest of the federal government has. He believed that the national government should have more powers than that of the state government.
Marbury Vs. Madison
-Marshall used this case to make it clear on what each branch of government can and cannot do. This was targeted towards the federal government.
-The commissions were approved by the Senate, signed by the president, and affixed with the official seal of the government. Marshall decided that Marbury was denied his commission. This caused Marbury to take up his case with the supreme court.
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