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John Marshall

Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1801 to 1835. Marshall established himself as the dominant figure of the Supreme Court. He was an important figure by shaping virtually all of its impost important rulings. He was appointed by Adams. Through a succession of Republican Presidents, he battled to give the federal government unity and strength. In doing so, he established the judiciary as a coequal branch of the government with the executive and legislature.

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