California Content Standard 12.5.3
These resources focus on 3 major cases that helped shape the power of the Supreme Court. In this zip file you'll find a Constitution Review activity, Power Point: "Shaping the Power of the Supreme Court" and cloze notes.
Topics covered in these resources include:
- the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Civil Rights Amendments Review
- Marbury vs. Madison
- McCulloch vs. Maryland
- U.S. vs. Nixon
Need a quick refresher on why these cases are significant?
Marbury v Madison established Judicial Review
McCulloch v Maryland strengthened the "necessary and proper" and "supremacy" clauses of the Constitution resulting in a broader scope of federal government power
U.S. v Nixon acknowledged the existence of executive privilege but declared that such privilege was not absolute, also reinforced checks and balances and the 5th Amendment's due process clause