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Brooks 1 Daniel Brooks Professor Donald Latrick POLS210 D013 Spr 15 23 July 2015 Marbury v. Madison. The Supreme Court case of Marbury v. Madison changed the course of history within the judicial system in America. The decision made by Chief Justice Marshall and the Supreme Court laid a precedent for all future cases to follow. By putting the Constitution above all other laws, power was equally set among the three branches of government during this case and for hundreds of years to come. The case of Marbury v. Madison began in November of 1800 when the current President, John Adams, lost his bid for reelection and Thomas Jefferson was elected President. Also in that election, the Federalists, who supported Adams, turned over control of Congress to the Republicans, who supported Jefferson. In the waiting period before the transition of power from Adams and the Federalist controlled Congress to Jefferson and the Republicans, Adams used that time to convince Congress to pass the Judiciary Act of 1801. This act gave him the authority to select new federal judges and Adams and the Federalists were hopeful that they would be able to put many people who backed their political agendas people into the courts across the nation. That way, when Jefferson and the Republicans took over the

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