Foundational Cases on Constitutional Structure: The Marshall Court
- The Judicial Power (84-86)
- Marbury v. Madison (86-93)
- Evidence of the Meaning of Judicial Power (93-97)
- The Necessary and Proper Clause (100 – 102)
- M’Culloch v. Maryland (102 – 114)
- The Commerce Clause (124 – 125)
- Cabinet Battle #1 from Hamilton, an American Musical – Read the lyrics as you listen to the song
- Gibbons v. Ogden (126 – 134)
- The “Bill of Rights” (138).
- Barron v. City of Baltimore (139 – 142)
The lecture notes are here.
Marbury v. Madison
Here is a photograph of the Forrest-Marbury House in Washington, D.C., which was acquired by William Mabury in 1800. The house would remain in the Marbury family for the next century. It currently serves as the Embassy of Ukraine, located at 3350 M Street NW in Georgetown (not far from the Key Bridge).
There is a plaque in the front commemorating the location:
And here is the original copy of the opinion.
M’Culloch v. Maryland
This was Marshall’s original draft opinion in M’Culloch v. Maryland.
This excellent video from the HBO John Adams Miniseries about the central banks is very well done.
Gibbons v. Ogden
This is Thomas Gibbons.
This is Aaron Ogden.
Barron v. City of Baltimore
Here is a map of Baltimore, showing the location of Barron’s wharf on the harbor.
This is a copy of Bouldin Atlas (1833) showing Craig and Barron’s wharf. You can download a high-resolution version of the map here.