Marbury vs. Madison

Marbury vs. Madison

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  • Executive
  • Legislative
  • Judicial
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Don't send the papers
  • Ok
  • James Madison
  • John Adams
  • Why r my papers not sent??
  • What r u talking about??
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • The Legislative branch was more powerful than the Executive and Judicial branches when Adams was president so he made last minute appointments before the end of his term to make things in the federalists' favor and harder for Jefferson
  • I'm suing u!
  • Let's go to court!
  • Oh hecks naw!
  • Ok!
  • Thomas Jefferson ordered James Madison not to send Adams' last minute appointment papers.
  • That's unconstitutional!!!
  • When Adams asked about his papers not being sent, Jefferson denied knowing anything about them.
  • Adams and William Marbury filed a lawsuit against James Madison and the case eventually went all the way to the Supreme Court.
  • William Marbury
  • James Madison
  • The Supreme Court passed a law that allowed Marbury to sue Madison for the delivery of Adams' commissions and declared it unconstitutional.
  • This case established Judicial Review, in which Supreme Court has the final say in whether things are constitutional or unconstitutional.
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