Marbury vs. Madison Political Cartoon



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Marbury vs. Madison Political Cartoon




  1. What three groups in government are represented in this cartoon?


  1. What does the writing on the backs of the players represent?


  1. What are the referees using as their “rulebook”?



  1. What power did Marbury vs. Madison give the “referees” that is not shown in the cartoon?



  1. How does judicial review strengthen the role of the judicial branch in this game?




  1. What three groups in government are represented in this cartoon?

Executive, Legislative, Judicial


  1. What does the writing on the backs of the players represent?

The powers of each branch


  1. What are the referees using as their “rulebook”?

The Constitution



  1. What power did Marbury vs. Madison give the “referees” that is not shown in the cartoon?

To review an act of Congress (a law) and declare it void or unconstitutional


  1. How does judicial review strengthen the role of the judicial branch in this game?

They can declare a law unconstitutional and void (cancel) it.


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