Supreme Court Spotlight: Marbury v. Madison

New Review

Why does the Supreme Court have the power to declare a law unconstitutional? The concept of judicial review was established with the Marbury v. Madison case. Part political intrigue, part judicial precedent, the case carved out the future role of the Supreme Court in the new nation. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with other videos in in the Constitution Hall Pass series to examine significant Supreme Court cases
  • Offer as research into key Supreme Court cases
Classroom Considerations

  • The video is short and is better to use as an introduction
Pros

  • Engaging narrator unpacks the significance of the case in a way that is easily understandable to a variety of learners
  • Explanation provides enough background that prior knowledge is not necessary
Cons

  • None