Supreme Court Milestones

By lamborn
  • Creation of the Supreme Court

    Creation of the Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court is the highest judicial body and leads the federal judiciary. It is primarily an appellate court. It consists of the chief power and it's associates. It is loacted in Washingington DC. It is significant because it keeps the checks and balnces.
  • John Jay

    John Jay
    John Jay was cfirst asked by George Washington to be the Secretary of State. But he declined then George nominated hom for Chief Justice. He was then chosen as the first Chief Justice of the United States.
  • John Marhall

    John Marhall
    John made the Supreme Court a center mof power.He was nominated by John Adams. He made it a third co-equal brranch. He defined the constitional standrads of the new nation. It is significant becuase the changes he made and the cases held during his tenure.
  • Marbury V. Madison

    Marbury V. Madison
    William Marbury was appointed Justice of the Peace by Pres. Adams. He was a Fed. who's paperwork was nver delivered. Marbury asked the Supreme Court to tell Madison to deliver the documents to be appointed. He pointed to the Judiciary Act as proof Supreme Court could issue the ruling. It is significant becuase it was the first time the Supreme Court declared an act of Congress invalid and opened a new role for the court.
  • Fletcher v. Peck

    Fletcher v. Peck
    Legislature voided a law and declared all rights and claims under it to be invalid. John Peck got land that was part of the original legislative grant. He sold the land to Robert Fletcher later Fletcher said it was not his right to sell. Significant becuase it was the first time a law was deemed unconstitutional.
  • Dartmouth College v. Woodward

    Dartmouth College v. Woodward
    New Hampshore wanted Dartmouth to go from private to controled by the state. But it was ruled that states could not alter contracts. Made it for states to put clauses in contacts to alter them. Significant because it set a principle that corporations were protected from alteration.
  • McCullouch v. Maryland

    McCullouch v. Maryland
    McCulloch a cashier, issued bank notes without complying with the Maryland law. Maryland sued McCulloch for failing to pay the taxes due under the Maryland statute and McCulloch contested the constitutionality of that act. The state court found for Maryland and McCulloch appealed. Significant because it declared that the United States government had implied powers as well as those specifically listed in the Constitution.
  • Gibbons Vs Ogden

    Gibbons Vs Ogden
    New York granted Robert R. Livingston and Robert Fulton the exclusive right of steam boat navigation on New York state waters. Livingston assigned to Ogden the right to navigate the waters between New York City and certain ports in New Jersey.
    Significant becuase This was the first case ever to go to the Supreme Court under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Worcester V. Georgia

    Worcester V. Georgia
    Non-Indians Samuel A. Worcester and others were on Native American land in Georgia without a liscense and were indicted. Then they realised that the Indians were not part of the U.S. and did not need to follow their laws.
  • Dred Scott v Sandford

    Dred Scott v Sandford
    Dred Scott was a slave who went to Missouri with his owners. He was also taken to Illinois, which was a free state. When he was there he believed he was a free man since slavery wasn't legal there. Scott tried to sue for his freedom since he thought his time in Illinois made him a free man. The Supreme Court did not grant him his freedom saying he was property and they couldn't take someone's property away.