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John Marshall's Life

  • John Marshall is born

    John Marshall is born
    John Marshall is born to Thomas Marshall and Mary Isham Keith at Germantown(now Midland).
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    The Hollow

    In the early 1760s, the Marshall family left Germantown and moved some thirty miles to Leeds Manor on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge. On the banks of Goose Creek, Thomas Marshall built a simple wooden cabin there with two rooms on the first floor and a two-room loft above. Thomas Marshall was not yet well established, so he leased it from Colonel Richard Henry Lee. The Marshalls called their new home "the Hollow", and the ten years they resided there were John Marshall's formative years.
  • 1778 Constitutional Convention in Virginia

    1778 Constitutional Convention in Virginia
    At the 1788 Constitutional Convention in Virginia he defended Article III, which deals with the judiciary. The concept of judicial review was liked by Marshall, a foreshadowing of his later career on the Supreme Court and the fourth U.S. Supreme Judge.
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    Virginia Bar

    During this time, John Marshall wanted some money. He joined a bar to get some. Later, he would become Congressman of Virginia.
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    US Congressman, Virginia

    During this time, John Marshall was a US Congressman from Virginia.
  • Election

    John Marshall got himself a spot in the Virginia Legislature.
  • Marriage

    Mary Willis Ambler is wedded to John Marshall. They had ten children, six of which grew to full age.
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    House of Representatives

    During this time, John Marshall served in the House of Representatives.
  • Nomination

    President John Adams nominated Congressman Marshall as Secretary of War. However, on May 12, Adams withdrew the nomination, instead claiming himself as Secretary of State, replacing Timothy Pickering.
  • John Marshall takes office

    John Marshall takes office
    John Marshall takes office as US Secretary of State.
  • US Cheif Justice

    US Cheif Justice
    John Marshall became US Cheif Justice. He decided that he would go with John Adams decision to become the fourth cheif justice of the U.S.
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    Case of Marbury v. Madison

    During this year, a major case that John Marshall dealed with was the Case of Marbury v. Madison. On his last day in office, President John Adams named forty-two justices of the peace and sixteen new circuit court justices for the District of Columbia under the Organic Act. The Organic Act was an attempt by the Federalists to take control of the federal judiciary before Thomas Jefferson took office.
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    Biography of George Washington

    During this time, John Marshall wrote a biography of Goerge Washington. Marshall greatly admired George Washington, and between 1804 and 1807 published an influential five-volume biography. After completing the revision to his biography of Washington, Marshall prepared an abridgment.
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    Thomas Marshall's Death

    Sometime in this year, Thomas Marshall, John Marshall's father, died. This death didn't affect him as much some to come.
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    Case of Aaron Burr

    During this year, this is a major case that John Marshall dealed with. The high-stakes treason trial of Aaron Burr came at an unstable time, both in Europe and in America. The American and French revolutions worried traditional European powers, Great Britain and Spain, who were determined to keep the radical new doctrine from undermining the power of their royalty. Meanwhile, Napoleon's empire-building produced sustained military conflict on the Continent.
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    Case of McCulloch v. Maryland

    This major case was dealed by John Marshall. The state of Maryland had attempted to impede operation of a branch of the Second Bank of the United States by imposing a tax on all notes of banks not chartered in Maryland. By its language, was generally applicable to all banks not chartered in Maryland, the Second Bank of the United States was the only out-of-state bank then existing in Maryland, and the law was recognized in the court's opinion as having specifically targeted the U.S. bank.
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    Dartmouth College v. Woodward

    In Dartmouth College v. Woodward, 17 U.S. 518 (1819), the legal structure of modern corporations began to develop, when the Court held that private corporate charters are protected from state interference by the Contract Clause of the Constitution.
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    Case of Gibbons v. Ogden

    During this year, this is a case that John Marshall took part in. Aaron Ogden filed a complaint in the Court of Chancery of New York asking the court to restrain Thomas Gibbons from operating on these waters. The Court of Chancery of New York and the Court of Errors of New York found in favor of Ogden and issued an injunction to restrict Gibbons from operating his boats.
  • Mary Willis Ambler passes away

    Mary Willis Ambler passes away
    When his wife, Mary Willis Ambler, died. John Marshall was never the same. He was always in a trance, his mind set boggled. "He was sad and lonely, yet he would never dare marry another woman, for he was too old and need not ruin a girl." (Hilt's essay)
  • Preperation for death

    Preperation for death
    John Marshall knew he was going to die, so he wrote his own tombstone inscripstion:
    Son of Thomas and Mary Marshall
    was born September 24, 1755
    Intermarried with Mary Willis Ambler
    the 3rd of January 1783
    Departed this life
    the 6th day of July 1835.
  • John Marshall passes away

    John Marshall passes away
    John Marshall died at age 79. He died for reasons that no one knowns, but everyone thinks he died at old age.
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    John Marshall Law School (Chicago)

    In honor of John Marshall, the dean established the school for people who wanted to become a lawyer. During this time, it took almost all of it to sign the paper work and make sure the facility was good. There will be many other branchs in the future of this timeline, but if we stop here, we may notice John Marshall as a legend.