Homework Help

Which of the following is true of Marbury vs. Madison?  A.one of the midnight judges...

user profile pic

misbah94 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 14, 2012 at 11:38 PM via web

dislike -1 like

Which of the following is true of Marbury vs. Madison?


A.one of the midnight judges tried to force Madison to deliver his commission

B.supreme court 1st exercised Judicial Review

C. part of the judiciary actof1789 was declared unconstitutional

D.all of the above?

1 Answer | Add Yours

user profile pic

pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 14, 2012 at 11:47 PM (Answer #1)

dislike 1 like

The answer to this is D.  All of the statements A through C are true, thus making D the best answer.

This case arose when the outgoing President Adams made a number of “midnight appointments” to keep the federal judiciary in the hands of the Federalist Party.  Incoming President Thomas Jefferson refused to honor the appointments.  Marbury, one of the judges, sued to force James Madison (Secretary of State) to recognize the appointment.  This makes A correct.  The Supreme Court ruled that the law under which Marbury had been appointed was unconstitutional, making C correct.  This was the first time that the Supreme Court had exercised judicial review, making B correct.  Therefore, D is the best answer.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes