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John Marshall: Definer of a Nation

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ClassGraphic In 1801, President John Adams nominated John Marshall to be the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court; the Senate quickly approved. So began the 35-year term of Marshall as the nation’s premier legal authority. In this study group, we will explore Marshall's lengthy tenure in which he asserted and solidified the ultimate power of the Court, defined and strengthened the Constitution, designed a legal climate sympathetic to the growth of the American economy and consistently promoted a strong centralized national government. We will read and discuss Jean Edward Smith’s John Marshall: Definer of a Nation (Owl Books, 1988) which gives a detailed and robust portrait of the man who was the most influential jurist in US history. Smith describes a genuinely warm and humorous man who was an intellectual giant and a gifted leader with an infectious personality. He possessed a common touch and had been a farmer, soldier, lawyer, and diplomatic envoy before his service on the Court. The book is more than a biography as it describes the profound effect Marshall had on our country and the role of the Constitution. Join us in studying this significant man and his impact on our history.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Wed

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Naomi Fisher2.Stephen Fisher3.Stuart Applebaum 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/6/2024 - 6/5/2024 Weekly - Wed 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Stuart Applebaum  ; Stephen Fisher  ; Naomi Fisher 
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