This is an individual or group activity that takes a single class period. This activity has the students read a summary of 5 different cases that made John Marshall infamous. As they read about these various cases they will be filling out a chart that asks them to list out the Basic Facts of the Case, Legal Principles Involved, and precedents worth noting.
Marbury vs. Madison (1803)
Fletcher vs. Peck (1810)
McCulloch vs. Maryland (1819)
The Dartmouth College Case (1819)
Gibbons vs. Ogden (1824)
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