John Marshall and
Marbury v. Madison,
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall increased the power
of the federal government.
importantly, he was known for
In Marbury v.
Madison, Marshall struck down a federal law for the first
time ever. The process whereby the
Supreme Court determines if a law is constitutional is called
judicial review. Marshall’s decision in the case
declared the Judiciary Act of 1789 to be unconstitutional.
If you want more information:
You need to know other John Marshall decisions. All relevant
court cases can be found together on the AP Gov Review Sheet.