The Power of Judicial Review

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Marbury v. Madison is arguably the most important landmark case in the history of the Supreme Court. A fact-filled lesson provides background information about the case and two others related to the concept of judicial review. Scholars in the field of criminology explore the facts, issues, and decisions of the cases to better understand the importance of judicial review.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the lesson as independent practice for pupils to check their understanding of judicial review
  • Supplement classroom instruction with the page as an outside reading 
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson is part of six lessons in a series about landmark cases
  • Reading level is more suitable for high school age
Pros

  • Provides links to highlighted key terms that lead to a glossary of definitions
  • Interactive quiz offers a quick way to assess understanding before or after the lesson
  • Breaks down each landmark case into easy-to-understand chunks
Cons

  • The font size is small, and navigation is sometimes confusing
Common Core