Struggle to Define the Power of the Court: President Thomas Jefferson v. Chief Justice John Marshall
This thesis will examine four events that shaped the court and the executive's power between 1801 to 1807. The first three, the Marbury v. Madison decision, the repeal of the Judiciary Act of 1801, and the Impeachment of Federalist judges, occurred within the first few years and show how the power struggle evolved into the final showdown of the Aaron Burr treason trial. The Burr trial was an arena where the president and the chief justice faced off in a highly publicized trial that dealt with the most serious of crimes allegedly performed by the former vice president.
School:University of Toledo
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:jefferson marshall supreme court
Date of Publication:01/01/2005