Marbury Vs. Madison - US History

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  • John Adams lost in the election of 1800 to Thomas Jefferson
  • Yay I won!
  • A federalist named John Marshall was appointed by John Adams to be Chief Justice
  • Before he left, John Adams chose William Maurbury to be judge of the Supreme Court. James Maddison refused to give up his job. Maurbury sued Maddison, and were taken to Supreme Court.
  • John Marshall and the court said that what Marbury did was unconstitutional.
  • That's unconstitutional!
  • Thomas Jefferson knew that they won, but that they gave the Federalists more power.
  • This idea helped establish between the three government branches.
  • The Marbury vs Madison solidified  the United States of checks and balances. It also gave equal power to the judicial branch as the legislative  and executive branch.    
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