Supreme Court Milestones

  • Creation of the Supreme Court

  • John Jay

  • John Marshall

  • Marbury v. Madison

  • Fletcher v. Peck

  • McCollough v. Maryland

  • Dartmouth College v. Woodward

  • Gibbons v. Ogden

    Gibbons v. Ogden
    The Supreme Court, under chief justice John Marshall, granted the United States the power to regulate interstate commerce.
  • Dred Scott v. Sanford

    Dred Scott v. Sanford
    The Dred Scott decision was a court case that established the law that all African-Americans imported and used as slaves in the United States could never attain citizenship. This case also brought about the rule that African Americans were not protected by the Constitution.