Marbury v. Madison (1803)

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Young historians are introduced to one of the most important Supreme Court cases in United States history, learn about judicial review, and discover what happens after the Supreme Court declares a law unconstitutional. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use worksheet to complement your review of the judicial branch and the roles and responsibilities of the Supreme Court
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be familiar with Constitutional amendments and the lawmaking process prior to using this worksheet
Pros

  • Simple, easy-to-understand description of the case
  • Worksheet draws on other noteworthy cases where the Supreme Court has declared a law unconstitutional
Cons

  • None