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Learn about how the Judicial Branch works in this video from Founding Principles: American Governance in Action. How does the Supreme Court interpret the Constitution? What’s the difference between a “living” and “dead” Constitution? Is the power of judicial review established in the Constitution? In this resource, find answers to all these questions and more. By studying the 3rd Article of the Constitution and applying the case of Marbury v. Madison, students engage in an exploration of the judicial branch of the U.S. government.
Support materials include a breakdown of enduring understandings, an overview of content, a list of covered foundational documents and Supreme Court cases, ideas for extending learning, suggested classroom activities, related vocabulary words, and a student viewing guide with comprehension and critical thinking questions. For more resources from Founding Principles, check out the collection page.
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