John Marshall's Effect on the American Judicial System Essays

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John Marshall's Effect on the American Judicial System I.Introduction In the early years of the eighteenth Century, the young United States of America were slowly adapting to the union and the way the country was governed. And just like the country, the governmental powers were starting to develop. Since the creation of the Constitution and due to the Connecticut Compromise, there is the Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial Power. But the existence of those powers was not always that naturally. In these crucial times, the Judicial Power had problems controlling the other powers. It was a challenge for the Supreme Court to exercise the powers granted by the new Constitution. Federal Government was not generally appreciated and…show more content…
He was the eldest of fifteen children and was blessed with outstanding parents. His parents were Thomas Marshall and Mary Randolph Keith. His father was a planter and one of the leading men of Fauquier County, in those times a frontier county. His Mother was a clergyman's daughter that had relations with some first families of Virginia. I think that the influence of these families brought Thomas Marshall a desire and eager to educate his son. He was the most influencing person through John Marshall's early years. As he stated later as an adult, He superintended my education . . . and to his care I am indebted for anything valuable which I have acquired in my youth. (Hobson, 2) Marshall's education was brief, for two years he attended the school of the Reverend Archibald Campbell and then was tutored by a Scottish priest named James Thomson. When Campbell left, young Marshall continued his classical studies with the aid of a dictionary. (2) The American Revolution started and Marshall took up arms. He first served as an Officer of Fauquier militia, later he was moved to the Virginia line of the Continental Army. During a pause of the war, he became a student of the first Law professor in America, George
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