posted by Anonymous .
Why was John Marshall's desire to strengthen the federal government so important during the early years of the nation?
In order to fulfill the Constitutional goals for all U.S. citizens, it is necessary to have a strong federal government. A loose coalition of independent states can't guarantee these rights to all U.S. citizens.
Thanks. I have just one more question.
Why do you think John Marshall is described as the "Great Chief Justice."
Would this sound like a good answer: He's served longer than any other chief justice in history.
No. That's a pretty weak reason for calling him a Great Chief Justice.
Read the first couple of paragraphs in this article to see why he earned that title.