Marshall, John2019-04-29T10:41:15+00:00
Portrait of John Marshall.
Portrait of John Marshall.

John Marshall

September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835

John Marshall was a Founding Father, officer in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, congressional representative from Virginia, Secretary of State, and 4th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

John Marshall was a Founding Father, an officer in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, congressional representative from Virginia, Secretary of State, and 4th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Marshall is best known for his judicial decisions that often reflected his strong Federalist beliefs. His decision in the cases of Marbury v. Madison (1803) strengthened the power of the federal judiciary by establishing the principle of judicial review. His opinion in McCulloch v Maryland (1819) expanded the power of the federal government by introducing the concept of implied powers when interpreting the U.S. Constitution.

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  • Article Title John Marshall
  • Coverage September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835
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  • Keywords john marshall, founding father, secretary of state, chief justice of the Supreme Court
  • Website Name American History Central
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  • Access Date November 15, 2019
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update April 29, 2019

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