This is a bundle of 3 power point presentations featuring the biography of Chief Justice John Marshall and two Landmark Supreme Court Cases, Marbury v. Madison which established Judicial Review and McCulloch v. Maryland which defined the Necessary and Proper Clause. The total number of slides is 54 and each one is editable, so you can modify those to meet your individual needs.
Power point presentation #1 is titled, United States Court System – Chief Justice – John Marshall and contains 27 slides.
John Marshall is judged by lawyers and historians to be the greatest Chief Justice in the history of the Supreme Court. He may also be the most unappreciated figure in American history, for the imprint he left on our nation and government was enormous, yet he is not well known.
After years of public service in various capacities, including military duty under George Washington during the American Revolutionary War, and a distinguished legal career, Marshall was appointed Chief Justice by President John Adams in one of his final acts before leaving office in 1801.
One of Marshall's first landmark cases was Marbury v. Madison. In this case Marshall instituted the process of “judicial review” and, subsequently, positioned the judicial branch as equal to its partners in the American government: the legislative and executive branches.
As Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, he served through 9 presidential terms until his death, on July 6, 1835, in Philadelphia, PA. Over the course of his 34-year term as Chief Justice, John Marshall delivered more than 1,000 decisions and penned more than 500 opinions.
He played a pivotal role in determining the Supreme Court's role in federal government, establishing it as the ultimate authority in interpreting the Constitution. John Quincy Adams said that Marshall’s appointment was his father’s greatest gift to the nation. John Adams himself had called the appointment his proudest act.
Serving in the Revolution
Bravery in Battles
Meeting His Future Wife
Government Roles (2)
Offer to Serve on the Supreme Court
More Governmental Roles
Chief Justice Supreme Court
Marshall & Jefferson
Marbury v. Madison (4)
United States v. Burr
McCulloch v. Maryland
Cohen’s v. Virginia
Death & Legacy
End of Presentation
Power point presentation #2 is titled, Landmark Supreme Court Case - Marbury v. Madison and contains 12 slides.
Marbury v. Madison established the principle of Judicial review. In the presentation, two main sides of the issue are presented, as well as the decision of the Supreme Court, the opinion of the Chief Justice, the arguments of the case, the impact of the decision and questions for students to determine if the Supreme Court got it right.
Marbury v. Madison (2)
Diagram of the Case
The Two Sides of the Issue
The Decision of the Supreme Court
The Opinion of the Chief Justice
Arguments of the Case
John Marshall Quote in Ruling
The Impact of the Decision
Did the Supreme Court Get it Right?
Power point presentation #3 is titled, Landmark Supreme Court Case - McCulloch v. Maryland. and contains 15 slides.
The presentation covers the background of the case, the First and Second Banks of the US, The Necessary and Proper Clause (the Elastic clause), implied powers of the government, the two sides of the issue, the Supreme Court decision the significance of the ruling and a student review of the case.
First Banks of the United States
Necessary and Proper Clause
Two Sides of the Issue
Supreme Court Decision “Necessary” Defined
Supreme Court Decision
Significance of the Ruling
Did the Supreme Court Get it Right?
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading Landmark Supreme Court Cases.