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        Marshall's View of Federalism

        The Founding Fathers reasoned that in creating a new nation there could be two distinct branches of government with overlapping powers: that of the individual states and that of a federal government. This video presents the evolution of John Marshall’s ideas about the importance of federal authority from his time as a soldier in the Revolutionary War to his tenure as the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

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