Highlighting objects like his Law Commonplace Notebook, spectacles and inkwell, writing desk, and even his hair, this exhibition explored the themes and accomplishments of John Marshall's life, including:
John Marshall Defined the Role and Powers of the Supreme Court
The Framers of the U.S. Constitution spent relatively little time defining the judicial branch. Article III is short. It vests judicial power in the courts and establishes the jurisdiction of the federal courts: “The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases… arising under this Constitution.” It remained for Marshall to deduce and unveil the powers of the Court that the Framers envisioned.