American political history

American political history

Analyze one event in American political history where 2 branches of government disagreed about an issue.

Process: You will be assigned an event. It will have parties, problems, issues to research, and questions to answer. Use these as the foundation for your work.

Two Branches: Legislative v. Judicial #2

Parties: U.S. Congress and Supreme Court

Problem: Ability of the Supreme Court to overturn laws passed by Congress

Issues to research: Judiciary Act of 1789, Marbury v. Madison (1803), judicial review

Questions: What happens if a law violates the Constitution? Who gets to determine constitutionality, and why?