Marbury versus Madison, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1604263725
  • ISBN-13: 9781604263725
  • DDC: 347.7312
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 424 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2002 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2002

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The new reference series, Landmark Events in U.S. History, uses both contributed essays from eminent scholars and excerpts of primary source documents with explanatory headnotes to focus on critical events in American political history and explain how it came about and why it continues to play such a vital role in the history and political evolution of the United States. The first three books in the series are Marbury versus Madison, The Louisiana Purchase, and The Declaration of Independence.

Marbury versus Madison combines documents and analytical essays timed for the bicentennial year (2003) of one of the most important Supreme Court cases. This timely collection will explain:

  • the constitutional, political, philosophical background to judicial review
  • the historical record leading to this landmark case
  • the impact of the decision since 1803
  • its impact on the world stage, especially for new and emerging democratic nations

Also includes a listing of all the Supreme Court cases citing Marbury an an annotated Marbury v. Madison.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Myth of Marbury v. Madison and the Origins of Judicial Review.
2: The Politics of Marbury.
3: The Strategic John Marshall (and Thomas Jefferson).
4: The Idea of Judicial Review in the Marshall Era.
5: Marbury v. Madison, Judicial Review, and Constitutional Supremacy in the Nineteenth Century.
6: “To Support This Constitution”: Judicial Supremacy in the Twentieth Century.
7: Beyond the American Experience: The Global Expansion of Judicial Review.
8: Marbury v. Madison as a Model for Understanding Contemporary Judicial Review.
9: Judicial Power and Popular Sovereignty.
10: List of Documents.
Appendix A: The Annotated Marbury v. Madison.
Appendix B: Supreme Court Opinions Citing and Quoting Marbury v. Madison.
Appendix C: Cases Cited.