(05/05/2022) Preservation Virginia presents The Great Chief Justice: John Marshall at Home and on the Supreme Court | Grades 6-12

John Marshall is most well-known as America’s longest-serving, and arguably most influential, 4th Supreme Court Chief Justice from 1801 to 1835. During his years on the bench, John Marshall helped decide what the Supreme Court could and could not do. He developed a strong legal legacy that still endures today. In this program from the John Marshall House in Richmond, Virginia, students will learn about his greatest contributions and greatest shortcomings on the Supreme Court, within the context of his life and home in Virginia. Moreover, we will explore the contradiction John Marshall and many of America’s founding generation faced: reconciling both the legality and morality of the institution of slavery. How do we remember the Great Chief Justice?

Social Studies, U.S. History