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John Marshall

 
 
John Marshall Marker [Front] image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
1. John Marshall Marker [Front]
Inscription.  
The Great Chief Justice

John Marshall
1755-1835


"United we are strong, divided we fall"

"Silverheels"

"That [the slave trade] is contrary to the laws of nature will scarcely be denied. That every man has a right to the fruits of his own labour, is generally admitted; and that no other person can rightfully deny him of those fruits, and appropriate them against his will; seems to be the necessary result of this situation."

"That this court dares not usurp power is most true. That this court does not shrink from its duty is not less true."

"The president is elected from the mass of the people, and, on the expiration of the time for which he is so elected, returns to the mass of the people again."

"Nothing is more precious than time, especially to the young, and yet nothing slips from us less regarded or less valued."

"What is the service or purpose of a judiciary but to execute the laws in a peaceful, orderly manner, without shedding blood, or creating a contest, or availing yourselves of force?"

"It is emphatically,
John Marshall Marker [Left side] image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
2. John Marshall Marker [Left side]
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the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is."

"…provision is made in a constitution, intended to endure for ages to come, and consequently to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs."

"I have never sought to enlarge the judicial power beyond its proper bounds, nor feared to carry it to the fullest extent that duty required.

By the constitution of the United States, the president, as well as every other officer of the government, may be impeached and may be removed from office on high crimes and misdemeanors."
 
Erected 2000 by Arlene Love, Gift of Barbara and Sidney Dickstein, Esq. '47 and the Class of 1999.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 40° 2.715′ N, 76° 19.175′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from College Avenue north of West James Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 637 College Avenue, Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Franklin (here, next to this marker); Frank E. and Eva L. Manning (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitehead Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Klauder-Apple Walk
John Marshall Marker [Right side] image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
3. John Marshall Marker [Right side]
(about 500 feet away); Franklin & Marshall College September 11 Memorial (about 500 feet away); The Water Towers in Buchanan Park (about 600 feet away); Franklin & Marshall College (about 600 feet away); The Richard Kneedler Sculpture Garden (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
John Marshall Marker [Back] image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
4. John Marshall Marker [Back]
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
5. John Marshall Marker [Base]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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