The Judicial Branch

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The president and Congress govern the United States, but who keeps them in check? As the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court is head of the judicial branch, the third arm in the federal government. When President Harry Truman wanted to show the U.S. steel industry who was boss in 1952, the Supreme' Court showed him that no one is above the law. Credit the Court's. strong stance to John Marshall, the most influential of the early chief justices.He cemented the idea that the judicial branch must be ...

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Overview

The president and Congress govern the United States, but who keeps them in check? As the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court is head of the judicial branch, the third arm in the federal government. When President Harry Truman wanted to show the U.S. steel industry who was boss in 1952, the Supreme' Court showed him that no one is above the law. Credit the Court's. strong stance to John Marshall, the most influential of the early chief justices.He cemented the idea that the judicial branch must be equal to the executive and legislative branches of the federal government. How did he do it and how does the Supreme Court affect our lives? Find out what the Constitution says?and what it doesn't say?about the U.S. court system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612281865
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/2011
  • Series: My Guide to the Constitution Series
  • Pages: 47
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 How the Supreme Court Became the Supreme Court 4

Chapter 2 Not Backing Down 12

Chapter 3 Can the Supreme Court Pick the President? 22

Chapter 4 Taking Charge the John Marshall Way 30

Chapter 5 Supreme Power 36

Further Reading 44

Books 44

Works Consulted 44

On the Internet 45

Glossary 46

Index 47

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