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19th Cenuty 2 Volume John Marshall Books

9.25″ x 6″ | John Marshall | The Life of George Washington | 19th Century | Hard Cover Books | Published by James Crissy

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  • 9.25″ x 6″ | John Marshall | The Life of George Washington | 19th Century | Hard Cover Books | Published by James Crissy

    A two volume set of John Marshall hardcover books titled The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Armed Forces, during the War Which Established the Independence of His Country, and First President of the United States, Compiled under the Inspection of the Honorable Bushrod Washington, from Original Papers Bequeathed by Him by His Deceased Relative. These book were published by James Crissy, Philadelphia 1832, they are a full volume, second edition set. John James Marshall was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States (1801–1835). His court opinions helped lay the basis for United States constitutional law and made the Supreme Court of the United States a coequal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches. Previously, Marshall had been a leader of the Federalist Party in Virginia and served in the United States House of Representatives from 1799 to 1800. He was Secretary of State under President John Adams from 1800 to 1801.
    The longest-serving Chief Justice and the fourth longest-serving justice in US Supreme Court history, Marshall dominated the Court for over three decades and played a significant role in the development of the American legal system. Most notably, he reinforced the principle that federal courts are obligated to exercise judicial review, by disregarding purported laws if they violate the Constitution. Thus, Marshall cemented the position of the American judiciary as an independent and influential branch of government. Furthermore, Marshall’s court made several important decisions relating to federalism, affecting the balance of power between the federal government and the states during the early years of the republic. In particular, he repeatedly confirmed the supremacy of federal law over state law, and supported an expansive reading of the enumerated powers.
    Some of his decisions were unpopular. Nevertheless, Marshall built up the third branch of the federal government, and augmented federal power in the name of the Constitution, and the rule of law. Marshall, along with Daniel Webster (who argued some of the cases), was the leading Federalist of the day, pursuing Federalist Party approaches to build a stronger federal government over the opposition of the Jeffersonian Republicans, who wanted stronger state governments.

  • Weight

    15lb.

    Height

    9.25"

    Width

    6"

    Depth

    2"

    Weight

    15lb.

    Height

    9.25"

    Width

    6"

    Depth

    2"

    Artist / Maker

    John James Marshall

    Date

    19th Century

    Kind

    Books, Maps, Documents and Manuscripts

    Origin

    American

    Size

    S (up to 14 in.)

    Title

    The Life of George Washington