Essay on John Marshall 's Role As A Chief Justice

702 Words Mar 2nd, 2016 3 Pages
John Marshall’s life began on September 24, 1755 near the city of Germantown in Virginia. As Marshall was growing up he spent one year of education at Archibald Campbell’s Academy. He then became home schooled by his father Thomas Marshall. As the months past by, John Marshall found himself reading Commentaries on the Laws of England by Blackstone. Reading this book influenced him to become one of the greatest lawyers of all time. He studied law in 1780 by attending lectures at College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. Marshall’s life began to evolve that same year as he started his own law practice. His courts impacted society the development of the powers for our government today. Chief Justice John Marshall developed many ways for ruling established precedents for national supremacy over states rights, defining the roles of the Supreme Court and Congress, and providing the constitutional foundation for the economic growth of the United States.
During Marshall’s role as a Chief Justice, he proposed many rulings for decisions for national supremacy over the states rights. Many of his precedents were developed by the despite the disapproval of the Jeffersonian Republicans. The Jeffersonian Republicans were people who believed in a stronger state government, and also distressed about immoderate federal power. John Marshall only believed in states rights in the Constitution, even though The Marshall Court ruled many cases dealing with the states. For example, in the case…

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