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1755, Sep 241835, Jul 6
the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1801–1835). His court opinions helped lay the basis for United States constitutional law and many say 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.
 Timeline (5)
09/24/1755-John Marshall, future "Father of the Supreme Court," is born
01/20/1801-John Marshall appointed U.S. chief justice
02/04/1801-John Marshall, "Father of the Supreme Court," becomes Chief Justice
02/14/1803-The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any law that goes against the US Constitution is unconstitutional and not enforcable 
07/06/1835-John Marshall, "Father of the Supreme Court," dies at age 79
 Quotes (2) • View in Quotations
An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.
First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in humble and enduring scenes of private life. Pious, just humane, temperate, and sincere; uniform dignified, and commanding; his example was as edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting correct throughout, vice shuddered in his presence and virtue always felt his fostering hand. The purity of his private charter gave effulgence to his public virtues. Such was the man for whom our nation morns
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