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Major Court Decisions


Recognize the impact of major court decisions have had on American life, (i.e., Marbury vs. Madison, McCulloch vs. Maryland, and Dred Scott vs. Sandford). 8.4.7

Links verified 5/24/2011

  1. 1803 - Marbury vs Madison - the decision that established the Supreme Court as the final arbiter of law
  2. Dred Scott vs. Sandford - summary of opinion of the court
  3. Dred Scott - an introduction
  4. Landmark Supreme Court Cases - Dred Scott v. Sandford - this page provides a link to the complete case in .pdf format
  5. Marbury vs Madison - a landmark case in United States law which formed the basis for the exercise of judicial review

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