How Did John Marshall Influence The Federal Government

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468 words

John Marshall was named Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1801 by John Adams. A position Marshall held until his death in 1835. Marshall helped to shape the Supreme Court's decisions and define the relationship with the rest of the federal government. He put the Supreme Court on the course that it would maintain for the next two centuries. John Marshall believed in the supremacy of national legislature over state. Marshall made a landmark decision in the MARBURY V. MADISON case, that would define the boundries between the executive and judical branches of the American government. Marbury had been appointed as a Justice of the Peace by John Adams, but his commission was not delivered before Thomas Jefferson assumed the Presidency in 1801. Marbury filed a petition with the Supreme Court to force the Secretary of …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that john marshall was named chief justice of the supreme court in 1801 by john adams, a position he held until his death.
  • Explains marshall's landmark decision in the marbury v. madison case, which defined the boundries between the executive and judical branches of the american government.
  • Explains that alexander hamilton admired the central banks of europe and wanted the same for the united states. he proposed a national bank based in philadelphia.

Hamilton admired the central banks of Europe and wanted the same for the United States. He was elected to be the first Treasury Secretary after founding the Bank of New York. Hamilton proposed a bank of the United States based in Philadelphia. The bank would have a $10 million capitol and the ability to issue paper money and would be chartered for 20 years. The federal government would have a minor stake in the bank, and would have a board of directors made up of private individuals, to ensure a mix of public oversight and private enterprise. The Bank would lend the government money and securely hold its deposits, there would also be uniformed currency for the American citizens, and would also promote business and industry by extending credit. The National Bank along with some of Hamilton’s other financial programs would help give the United States an equal financial footing with the European nations. Hamilton’s ideas on a National bank supported the Federalist Parties commitment to having a financially sound

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