How did the decision of the Marshall Court strengthen the federal government?

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A. It weakened the Constitution and strengthen the states’ rights. 

B. None of these answers are correct. 

C. It was the first time the Constitution was used to support a federal case. 

D.He used and supported the Constitution in landmark federal court cases.
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D. He used and supported the Constitution in landmark federal court cases.



John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was an American statesman and jurist who shaped American constitutional law and made the Supreme Court a center of power.  Most notably, he established that the courts are entitled to exercise judicial review, the power to strike down laws that violate the Constitution Marshall made several important decisions relating to Federalism, shaping the balance of power between the federal government and the states during the early years of the republic. In particular, he repeatedly confirmed the supremacy of federal law over state law and supported an expansive reading of the enumerated powers.

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