In this chapter you learned about events from the bitterly contested election of 1800 through the War of 1812. It was a period of growth for the young nation. One institution that was growing along with the country was the United States Supreme Court. Established by Article III of the Constitution, the Supreme Court established its influence through a series of important early decisions. In this activity you will read about some of the practices and traditions of the Court and review the Court's justices.
Destination Title: Supreme Court of the United States
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Start at the Supreme Court Web site.
- Click on About the Supreme Court.
- Click on The Court and Its Traditions. Read the information presented.
- Click the "Back" arrow.
- Click on and read about Members of the Supreme Court (1789 to Present).
After you have read the entries, answer the following questions.