Supreme Court Milestones

  • Creation of the Supreme Court.

    This would be a Supreme Court milestone because it is the creation of the Supreme Court. This is significant because without this milestone, we wouldn't have the Supreme Court.
  • John Jay.

    John Jay was the very first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. This is significant because he was the first person to serve as Chief Justice.
  • John Marshall.

    He was the 4th Chief Justice of the United States. He was also a prime dealer in the cases of Marbury vs. Madison, which was a huge case during the time period.
  • Marbury vs. Madison.

    This case shows us the first time ever that the court had ever invalidated a law by declaring it "unconstitutional." It helped define the different branches of government which I think helped define what we have to this very day,
  • Fletcher vs. Peck.

    This case is important because it was the first case that the Supreme Court ruled a state law to be unconstitutional. This helped create a growing precendent for other legal contracts. Such as native americans not owing their own land.
  • Dartmouth College vs. Woodward.

    This is significant because it dealt with giving things to the privately owned corporations. I don't think that this is as important as some of the other cases, but still should be reconized.
  • McCulloch vs. Maryland.

    This was a good case because it deals with the adding of taxes on all banks notes. I think that this is more significant because to the people this was a big deal because it was dealing with their money and they didnt like that. But it just shows in the end the power that the Supreme Court holds and what they can do.
  • Gibbons vs. Ogden.

    This case showed that the Supreme Court showed that the power to regulate interstate commerce was granted to Congress by the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution.The case was argued by some of America's most admired and capable attorneys at the time.