This is a 27 slide, animated power point presentation on a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall. He was the fourth Chief Justice and recognized as one of the most important Chiefs. Each of the slides are editable, so you can modify those to meet your individual needs.
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.
The presentation covers the following:
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
This is one of many presentations I offer in my store under the heading …United States Court System.